cavus

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See also: çavuş

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin

Noun[edit]

cavus (uncountable)

  1. (geology) In planetary geology, it is used to refer to irregular steep-sided depressions that do not seem to be impact craters.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos (cavity) (compare Irish cúas (hollow, cavity), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówH- (compare Tocharian B kor (throat), Albanian cup (odd, uneven), Ancient Greek κύαρ (kúar, eye of needle, earhole), Old Armenian սոր (sor, hole), Sanskrit शून्य (śūnya, empty, barren, zero)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cavus m (feminine cava, neuter cavum); first/second declension

  1. hollow, concave
  2. excavated, channeled

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cavus cava cavum cavī cavae cava
genitive cavī cavae cavī cavōrum cavārum cavōrum
dative cavō cavae cavō cavīs cavīs cavīs
accusative cavum cavam cavum cavōs cavās cava
ablative cavō cavā cavō cavīs cavīs cavīs
vocative cave cava cavum cavī cavae cava

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Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cavus m (genitive cavī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of cavum.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cavus cavī
genitive cavī cavōrum
dative cavō cavīs
accusative cavum cavōs
ablative cavō cavīs
vocative cave cavī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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