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
  4. accusative singular of aevum
  5. vocative singular of aevum

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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