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Borrowed from Proto-Celtic *Dānouyos, an extended form of the river-name *Dānu.

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Danubius m (genitive Danubiī); second declension

  1. The river Danube.
    • Tacitus, Gemanica, chapter 1 (Oxford revised translation)
      Germania omnis a Gallis Rhaetisque et Pannoniis Rheno et Danubio fluminibus.
      Germany is separated from Gaul, Rhaetia, and Pannonia, by the rivers Rhine and Danube.


Second declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Danubius
genitive Danubiī
dative Danubiō
accusative Danubium
ablative Danubiō
vocative Danubie
locative Danubiī