alumnus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin alumnus (literally foster child, nourished one).

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Noun[edit]

alumnus (plural alumni or alumnuses, feminine alumna)

  1. A male pupil or student.
  2. A male graduate.
  3. A student of any gender.
  4. A graduate of any gender.

Usage notes[edit]

Alumnus is used when the gender of the subject is unspecified.

Any alumnus may be invited to the reunion.

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin alumnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈalʊmnʊs]
  • Hyphenation: alum‧nus

Noun[edit]

alumnus (first-person possessive alumnusku, second-person possessive alumnusmu, third-person possessive alumnusnya)

  1. alumnus.

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Latin[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

alumnus (feminine alumna, neuter alumnum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Nourished, fostered, etc.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative alumnus alumna alumnum alumnī alumnae alumna
Genitive alumnī alumnae alumnī alumnōrum alumnārum alumnōrum
Dative alumnō alumnō alumnīs
Accusative alumnum alumnam alumnum alumnōs alumnās alumna
Ablative alumnō alumnā alumnō alumnīs
Vocative alumne alumna alumnum alumnī alumnae alumna

Noun[edit]

alumnus m (genitive alumnī); second declension

  1. Nursling, pupil
  2. foster son.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative alumnus alumnī
Genitive alumnī alumnōrum
Dative alumnō alumnīs
Accusative alumnum alumnōs
Ablative alumnō alumnīs
Vocative alumne alumnī

Descendants[edit]

  • English: alumnus
  • Catalan: alumne
  • Italian: alunno
  • Portuguese: aluno
  • Spanish: alumno

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN