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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)krengh- (to turn, bend). Akin to Scots ring (ring), West Frisian ring (ring), Saterland Frisian Ring (ring, circle), Dutch ring (ring, hoop), Low German Ring (ring), German Ring (ring, circle), Swedish ring (ring, circle), Icelandic hringur (ring), Umbrian krenkatrum, cringatro (belt), Proto-Slavic *krǫgъ (circle) (Russian круг (krug)), Old English hrung (cross-bar, spoke), Albanian vrangull (a wheel-shaped tool, circle motion), rreng (to do a prank, cheat, deceive). More at rung.



curvus m (feminine curva, neuter curvum); first/second declension

  1. bent, crooked, curved


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative curvus curva curvum curvī curvae curva
genitive curvī curvae curvī curvōrum curvārum curvōrum
dative curvō curvae curvō curvīs curvīs curvīs
accusative curvum curvam curvum curvōs curvās curva
ablative curvō curvā curvō curvīs curvīs curvīs
vocative curve curva curvum curvī curvae curva


  • curvus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • curb in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911