acervus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp). Related to acuō (sharpen, whet), acia (thread, yarn), aciēs (edge) and acus (needle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /aˈker.wus/, [aˈkɛr.wʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /aˈt͡ʃer.vus/, [aˈt͡ʃɛr.vus]
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

acervus m (genitive acervī); second declension

  1. mass, heap, pile, stack
  2. treasure
  3. cluster

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative acervus acervī
Genitive acervī acervōrum
Dative acervō acervīs
Accusative acervum acervōs
Ablative acervō acervīs
Vocative acerve acervī

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: acervo
  • Spanish: acervo

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