avidus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave).

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Adjective[edit]

avidus m (feminine avida, neuter avidum); first/second declension

  1. Greedy, avaricious, covetous.
  2. Eager, desiring, desirous; lustful, passionate.
  3. (for food) Eager, hungry, voracious, gluttonous; insatiable.
  4. (of space) Vast, wide, large.

Usage notes[edit]

In general, it is used with the following constructions: the genitive, in + accusative, or the dative.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative avidus avida avidum avidī avidae avida
genitive avidī avidae avidī avidōrum avidārum avidōrum
dative avidō avidae avidō avidīs avidīs avidīs
accusative avidum avidam avidum avidōs avidās avida
ablative avidō avidā avidō avidīs avidīs avidīs
vocative avide avida avidum avidī avidae avida

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References[edit]

  • avidus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879