Pompeii

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Pompeii.

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Proper noun[edit]

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.

Proper noun[edit]

Pompeiī m pl (genitive Pompeiōrum, locative Pompeiīs); second declension

  1. Pompeii
  2. vocative masculine of Pompeiī

Inflection[edit]

Second declension with locative.

Number Plural
nominative Pompeiī
genitive Pompeiōrum
dative Pompeiīs
accusative Pompeiōs
ablative Pompeiīs
vocative Pompeiī
locative Pompeiīs