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]

Noun[edit]

acervus m (genitive acervī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative acervus acervī
genitive acervī acervōrum
dative acervō acervīs
accusative acervum acervōs
ablative acervō acervīs
vocative acerve acervī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • acervus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acervus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • acervus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette