-ivus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *-iHwós, an extended form of *-wós. Cognate with Ancient Greek -εῖος ‎(-eîos) (whence Latin also derived -īvus and -ēus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-īvus m ‎(feminine -īva, neuter -īvum); first/second declension

  1. Adjective suffix.
    Often added to the perfect passive participle of verbs.
    agōāctusāctīvus
    stōstatusstatīvus
    Less frequently added to noun stems
    fēstusfēstīvus
    fūrtumfūrtīvus

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -īvus -īva -īvum -īvī -īvae -īva
genitive -īvī -īvae -īvī -īvōrum -īvārum -īvōrum
dative -īvō -īvō -īvīs
accusative -īvum -īvam -īvum -īvōs -īvās -īva
ablative -īvō -īvā -īvō -īvīs
vocative -īve -īva -īvum -īvī -īvae -īva

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