abyssus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin abyssus

Noun[edit]

abyssus

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of abyss[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 11

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἄβῠσσος(ábussos, bottomless pit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abyssus f (genitive abyssī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) an abyss
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.2
      terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas.
      And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
    • Abyssus abyssum invocat.
      The abyss calls the abyss.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abyssus abyssī
genitive abyssī abyssōrum
dative abyssō abyssīs
accusative abyssum abyssōs
ablative abyssō abyssīs
vocative abysse abyssī

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