Vesuvius

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin Vesuvius, of uncertain origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Vesuvius

  1. A volcanic mountain in Italy

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Latin[edit]

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Vesuvius Mons in Campania
Oswald Achenbach's Naples, Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872 (1890)

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin; however, proposed derivations include:

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Proper noun[edit]

Vesuvius m (genitive Vesuviī); second declension

  1. Vesuvius (a celebrated volcano in Campania)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Vesuvius
genitive Vesuviī
Vesuvī1
dative Vesuviō
accusative Vesuvium
ablative Vesuviō
vocative Vesuvī

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

Derived terms[edit]

  • Vesuvīnus (of, belonging to Vesuvius, adjective)

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