Chaos

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See also: chaos, CHAOS, and chãos

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin chaos (chaos), from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos).

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Chaos n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Amoebidae – several very large amoebae.

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Noun[edit]

Chaos n (genitive Chaos, no plural)

  1. chaos

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek χάος (kháos).

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Proper noun[edit]

Chaos m (genitive Chaī); second declension

  1. Hell, the Underworld
  2. the shapeless primordial universe

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is a rare and very late development.
  • 1878, Ludwig Dindorff, Karl Müller, Diodori Siculi bibliothecae quae supersunt ex nova recensione, volume 2, page 604:
    Graeci Phasin fluvium transgress per Chaorum, Phasianorum, Chaldaeorum etc. regiones in Chenium montem evadunt unde ingenti gaudio mare prospiciunt.
  • 1904, Giacomo Tropea, Rivista di storia antica, page 607:
    In paragrapho prima Diodorus de Graecorum adventu in Chaorum terras tradit: [] Ipse Dindorfius in latina versione Xenophontis scribit "Chaorum" atque inter uncos "Thaochorum".

Inflection[edit]

Number Singular Plural
nominative Chaos  ?
genitive Chaī Chaōrum
dative  ?  ?
accusative Chaos  ?
ablative Chaō  ?
vocative Chaos  ?

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