Pompeii

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Pompeii.

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Pompeii

  1. A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in 79AD

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Oscan 𐌐𐌈𐌌𐌐𐌄 (five), a reference to its five districts, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe. See also Gens name Pompēius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pompēiī m pl (genitive Pompēiōrum, locative Pompēiīs); second declension

  1. Pompeii
  2. vocative masculine of Pompēiī

Inflection[edit]

Second declension with locative.

Number Plural
nominative Pompēiī
genitive Pompēiōrum
dative Pompēiīs
accusative Pompēiōs
ablative Pompēiīs
vocative Pompēiī
locative Pompēiīs

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Proper noun[edit]

Pompēiī m

  1. genitive singular of Pompēius

References[edit]

  • Pompeii in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879