mundus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Two possibilities include:

  1. From Etruscan 𐌌𐌖𐌈 (muθ, pit, mundus).
  2. From Proto-Indo-European *mh₂nd- (to adorn) and cognate with Old High German mandag (joyful, happy, dashing). Possibly also conflated in the sense of "clean, neat" with Proto-Indo-European *muh₂-, *meuh₂- (to wash, wet).

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Noun[edit]

mundus m (genitive mundī); second declension

  1. the world, universe, heavens
  2. mankind
  3. a toilet/dress (of a woman)
  4. a decoration, an ornament

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mundus mundī
genitive mundī mundōrum
dative mundō mundīs
accusative mundum mundōs
ablative mundō mundīs
vocative munde mundī

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Adjective[edit]

mundus m (feminine munda, neuter mundum); first/second declension

  1. clean, pure; neat
  2. nice, fine, elegant, sophisticated
  3. decorated, adorned

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative mundus munda mundum mundī mundae munda
genitive mundī mundae mundī mundōrum mundārum mundōrum
dative mundō mundae mundō mundīs mundīs mundīs
accusative mundum mundam mundum mundōs mundās munda
ablative mundō mundā mundō mundīs mundīs mundīs
vocative munde munda mundum mundī mundae munda

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