claviger

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin, from clava (club) + gerere (to carry).

Noun[edit]

claviger (plural clavigers)

  1. One who carries a club; a club bearer.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin, from clavis (key) + gerere (to carry).

Noun[edit]

claviger (plural clavigers)

  1. One who carries the keys to a place; a keyholder.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From clāva (club, cudgel) + gerō (carry, bear).

Adjective[edit]

clāviger m (feminine clāvigera, neuter clāvigerum); first/second declension

  1. club-bearing
Usage notes[edit]

Used especially as an epithet of Hercules.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative clāviger clāvigera clāvigerum clāvigerī clāvigerae clāvigera
genitive clāvigerī clāvigerae clāvigerī clāvigerōrum clāvigerārum clāvigerōrum
dative clāvigerō clāvigerae clāvigerō clāvigerīs clāvigerīs clāvigerīs
accusative clāvigerum clāvigeram clāvigerum clāvigerōs clāvigerās clāvigera
ablative clāvigerō clāvigerā clāvigerō clāvigerīs clāvigerīs clāvigerīs
vocative clāviger clāvigera clāvigerum clāvigerī clāvigerae clāvigera
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Etymology 2[edit]

From clāvis (key) + gerō (carry, bear).

Noun[edit]

clāviger m (genitive clāvigerī); second declension

  1. the key-bearer
Usage notes[edit]

Used especially as an epithet of Janus, god of doors.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clāviger clāvigerī
genitive clāvigerī clāvigerōrum
dative clāvigerō clāvigerīs
accusative clāvigerum clāvigerōs
ablative clāvigerō clāvigerīs
vocative clāviger
clāvigere
clāvigerī
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