Danubius

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

The river in Budapest

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *Dānouyos, an extended form of the river-name *Dānu, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰenh₂- (run, flow). See Proto-Indo-European *déh₂nu (river goddess).

Proper noun[edit]

Dānubius m sg (genitive Dānubiī or Dānubī); second declension

  1. The river Danube.
    • Tacitus, Gemanica, chapter 1 (Oxford revised translation)
      Germania omnis a Gallis Rhaetisque et Pannoniis Rheno et Danubio fluminibus.
      Germany is separated from Gaul, Rhaetia, and Pannonia, by the rivers Rhine and Danube.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Dānubius
Genitive Dānubiī
Dānubī1
Dative Dānubiō
Accusative Dānubium
Ablative Dānubiō
Vocative Dānubī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Danube
  • Italian: Danubio