Ovidius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from ovis (sheep).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /oˈwi.di.us/, [ɔˈwɪ.d̪i.ʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /oˈvi.di.us/, [ɔˈviː.d̪i.us]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Ovidius m (genitive Ovidiī or Ovidī); second declension

  1. The name of a Roman gēns.
  2. The Roman poet Ovid.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Ovidius Ovidiī
Genitive Ovidiī
Ovidī1
Ovidiōrum
Dative Ovidiō Ovidiīs
Accusative Ovidium Ovidiōs
Ablative Ovidiō Ovidiīs
Vocative Ovidī Ovidiī

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

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Ovid
  • Italian: Ovidio

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