From Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, from root *demh₂- (“to build”). Cognates include Ancient Greek δόμος (dómos), Albanian dhomë (“a chamber, a room”), Sanskrit दम (dáma) and Proto-Slavic *domъ. The same Proto-Indo-European root also gave Old English timber (“building, act of building”) (English timber).
- a house, a home
- (poetic) any building or abode
- one's native place, one's country or home (confer patria)
- a household, a family, a race
- domus equestris
- domi (adverbial form; at home, in the house)
- domi habeo aliquid (colloquial; I have something at home, I have something in abundance, I am provided with something)
- domum (adverbial form; home, homewards, to the house)
- domo (adverbial form; from home, out of the house; also rarely used in the same sense as domi; at home, in the house)
- extra domum (placed outside of the house; refers to a possible result of Catholic ecclesiastical legal proceedings when the culprit is removed from being part of a group like a monastery)
- pro domo (for one’s own home or house; serving the interests of a given perspective or for the benefit of a given group)
- Domus is one of three common nouns that take the locative case, the other two being rus and humus. It is irregular in that it has a mix of second and fourth declension forms, the second declension forms being more commonly used in place constructions.
- predicative plural of dom