aevum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin aevum, in the technical sense of Scholastic philosophy.

Noun[edit]

aevum (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) the mean between time and eternity; the state of being of the angels and saints in heaven

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force) (compare Avestan āyū, Ancient Greek αἰές (aiés), Modern German nie, je).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aevum n (genitive aevī); second declension

  1. time, eternity
  2. lifetime, age, generation
  3. (Medieval Latin, philosophy) aevum, the mean between time and eternity, aeviternity

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aevum aeva
genitive aevī aevōrum
dative aevō aevīs
accusative aevum aeva
ablative aevō aevīs
vocative aevum aeva

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