sitis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰgʷʰítis (perishing, destruction, decrease), with the Proto-Indo-European cluster *dʰgʷʰ- metathesizing into pre-Italic *gʷʰdʰ-, yielding *kts- and finally Latin s-. Cognates include Sanskrit क्षिति (kṣíti, perishing, downfall) and Ancient Greek φθίσις (phthísis, decrease, emaciation).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sitis f (genitive sitis); third declension

  1. thirst
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular
nominative sitis
genitive sitis
dative sitī
accusative sitim
ablative sitī
vocative sitis
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of sum (I am).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sītis

  1. second-person plural present active subjunctive of sum

References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 568