Pompeii

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Pompeii.

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Pompeii

  1. A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in AD 79

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Oscan 𐌐𐌖𐌌𐌐𐌄(pumpe, five), a reference to its five districts, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe. See also Gens name Pompēius.

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Proper noun[edit]

Pompēiī ? ‎(genitive, locative Pompēiōrum); m declension

  1. Pompeii
  2. vocative masculine of Pompēiī

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, with locative.

Case Plural
nominative Pompēiī
genitive Pompēiōrum
dative Pompēiīs
accusative Pompēiōs
ablative Pompēiīs
vocative Pompēiī
locative Pompēiīs

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Proper noun[edit]

Pompēiī m

  1. genitive singular of Pompēius

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