alvearium

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alveus (hollow, belly, vessel, beehive) +‎ -ārium (re-substantivation), via *alveārius (relating to hollows, etc.).

Noun[edit]

alveārium n (genitive alveāriī or alveārī); second declension

  1. beehive
    Synonym: mellārium
    Holonym: apiārium
  2. kneading trough
    Synonyms: fermentātōrium, magis

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative alveārium alveāria
Genitive alveāriī
alveārī1
alveāriōrum
Dative alveāriō alveāriīs
Accusative alveārium alveāria
Ablative alveāriō alveāriīs
Vocative alveārium alveāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dalmatian: alviar
  • Galician: alvariza
  • Italian: alveare
  • Spanish: alveario

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