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I've had a hard time finding the plural form of the word "cuirass". I know it's a Latin word, but is there any common English (or Latin) pluralization?

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closed as general reference by tchrist, RegDwigнt Apr 10 '13 at 22:37

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Q: How do you pluralize “Cuirass”? – John Lawler Apr 10 '13 at 18:01
A: Very, very carefully. – John Lawler Apr 10 '13 at 18:02
@JohnLawler that is the exact Q and A thread that sparked this question haha. Let me paste from my class notes. 'Quote of the Day: Student: "How do you pluralize Cuirass?" M. Cummings: ".. Carefully."' – David Cowden Apr 10 '13 at 18:11
Cuirass is not a Latin word, except in origin; the immediate source of the English word is French. – StoneyB Apr 10 '13 at 22:01
The Wikipedia article on cuirass has the plural. The Wiktionary entry for cuirass has the plural. Vocabulary.com has the plural. Wikimedia Commons has an entire category titled Cuirasses. – RegDwigнt Apr 10 '13 at 22:41
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The plural of cuirass is cuirasses.


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