communis

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin comoine[m], *comoenus (shared, general), from Proto-Indo-European *ko-moin-i, from Proto-Indo-European *(e)meyǝ- (to change). Cognate with Old English ġemǣne (common). More at mean.

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Adjective[edit]

commūnis m, f (neuter commūne); third declension

  1. common, ordinary, commonplace, universal
  2. of or for the community, public
  3. democratic; representing the common sentiment
  4. (of manners) familiar, accessible, courteous
  5. (grammar) having both qualities of a subdivided category, such as a verb with both an active and a passive meaning, or a syllable being either long or short.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative commūnis commūne commūnēs commūnia
genitive commūnis commūnis commūnium commūnium
dative commūnī commūnī commūnibus commūnibus
accusative commūnem commūne commūnēs commūnia
ablative commūnī commūnī commūnibus commūnibus
vocative commūnis commūne commūnēs commūnia

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