abyssus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin abyssus

Noun[edit]

abyssus

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of abyss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 11

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἄβῠσσος (ábussos, bottomless pit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abyssus f (genitive abyssī); second declension

  1. an abyss
    • terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas (Vulgata)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative abyssus abyssī
genitive abyssī abyssōrum
dative abyssō abyssīs
accusative abyssum abyssōs
ablative abyssō abyssīs
vocative abysse abyssī

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