aeternus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For older aeviternum, from aevum, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- ‎(vital energy). Equivalent to aetās +‎ -rnus. Cognates include Ancient Greek αἰεί ‎(aieí), German je, nie, ewig, English aye, ever.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

aeternus m ‎(feminine aeterna, neuter aeternum); first/second declension

  1. permanent, lasting, perpetual
  2. eternal, endless
  3. immortal

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative aeternus aeterna aeternum aeternī aeternae aeterna
genitive aeternī aeternae aeternī aeternōrum aeternārum aeternōrum
dative aeternō aeternō aeternīs
accusative aeternum aeternam aeternum aeternōs aeternās aeterna
ablative aeternō aeternā aeternō aeternīs
vocative aeterne aeterna aeternum aeternī aeternae aeterna

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny 7