curvus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to bend, curve, turn) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus). Cognate with English shrink.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. bent, crooked, curved

Inflection[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • 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