alius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ályos. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos), αἶλος (aîlos) (Arcadocypriot), Modern Greek αλλιώς (alliós), Old Armenian այլ, Proto-Celtic *alyos, Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌹𐍃 (aljis), Old Irish aile, Old English elles, English else, Breton eil, Welsh all-, Cornish yl, Gaulish allos (in La Graufesenque), Proto-Germanic *aljaz, Swedish eljest, Danish ellers, Norwegian ellers.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alius m (feminine alia, neuter aliud); first/second declension

  1. other, another
  2. else

Inflection[edit]

Irregular declension. Regular genitive singular, alīus[1] is rare, being normally supplied by that of alter instead.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative alius alia aliud aliī aliae alia
genitive alīus alīus alīus aliōrum aliārum aliōrum
dative aliī aliī aliī aliīs aliīs aliīs
accusative alium aliam aliud aliōs aliās alia
ablative aliō aliā aliō aliīs aliīs aliīs
vocative alie alia aliud aliī aliae alia

See also[edit]