Vesuvius

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin Vesuvius, of uncertain origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Vesuvius

  1. A volcanic mountain in Italy

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin; however, proposed derivations include:

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Proper noun[edit]

Vesuvius m (genitive Vesuviī); second declension

  1. Vesuvius (a celebrated volcano in Campania)

Declension[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -ius.

Number Singular
nominative Vesuvïus
genitive Vesuvïī,1
Vesuvī
dative Vesuvïō
accusative Vesuvïum
ablative Vesuvïō
vocative Vesuvī

1In later Latin.

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References[edit]

  • Vĕsŭvĭus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Vĕsŭvĭus” on page 1,668/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)