Rhenus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Gaulish *Rēnos (Proto-Celtic *rēnos), built on Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to flow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhēnus m sg (genitive Rhēnī); second declension

  1. The river Rhine
    • 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.
  2. The river Reno in Italy

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Rhēnus
Genitive Rhēnī
Dative Rhēnō
Accusative Rhēnum
Ablative Rhēnō
Vocative Rhēne

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