aevum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin aevum, in the technical sense of Scholastic philosophy.

Noun[edit]

aevum (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) the mean between time and eternity; the state of being of the angels and saints in heaven

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier aevom, from Old Latin aivom, from Proto-Italic *aiwom (period, age), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force) (compare Avestan 𐬁𐬌𐬌𐬏 (āiiū), Ancient Greek αἰές (aiés), German nie, je).

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Noun[edit]

aevum n (genitive aevī); second declension

  1. time, eternity
  2. lifetime, age, generation
  3. (Medieval Latin, philosophy) aevum, the mean between time and eternity, aeviternity

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aevum aeva
genitive aevī aevōrum
dative aevō aevīs
accusative aevum aeva
ablative aevō aevīs
vocative aevum aeva

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References[edit]

  • aevum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aevum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “aevum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • aevum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)