alveus

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alveus (plural alvei)

  1. The channel of a river.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alvus (belly, hollow).

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Noun[edit]

alveus m (genitive alveī); second declension

  1. A hollow, cavity.
  2. A deep vessel or cavity; excavation, hollow; basket, tray, trough.
  3. The hold or hull of a ship; a small ship or boat, skiff.
  4. A (hollowed) gaming board.
  5. A beehive.
  6. A bathing tub
  7. The channel or bed of a river.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative alveus alveī
genitive alveī alveōrum
dative alveō alveīs
accusative alveum alveōs
ablative alveō alveīs
vocative alvee alveī

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