ferrum

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A loanword from an unknown source. According to de Vaan, possibly from a Phoenician dialect: compare Phoenician [script?] (barzel), Classical Syriac ܦܪܙܠܐ (parzlā, iron).

Noun[edit]

ferrum n (genitive ferrī); second declension

  1. iron
  2. Any tool made of iron.
  3. sword
    Urbi ferrō flammāque minitatus est.
    He threatened the city with fire and sword.
    Ferro incumbere.
    To fall on his sword.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ferrum ferra
genitive ferrī ferrōrum
dative ferrō ferrīs
accusative ferrum ferra
ablative ferrō ferrīs
vocative ferrum ferra

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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 214