alveus

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alveus (plural alvei)

  1. The channel of a river.

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  • 1860, John Weale, Rudimentary dictionary of terms used in architecture, civil, architecture, naval, building and construction: "Alveus, in hydrography, the channel or belly of a river".

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Etymology[edit]

From alvus(belly, hollow).

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Noun[edit]

alveus m (genitive alveī); second declension

  1. A hollow, cavity.
  2. A deep vessel or cavity; excavation, hollow; basket, tray, trough.
  3. The hold or hull of a ship; a small ship or boat, skiff.
  4. A (hollowed) gaming board.
  5. A beehive.
  6. A bathing tub
  7. The channel or bed of a river.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative alveus alveī
genitive alveī alveōrum
dative alveō alveīs
accusative alveum alveōs
ablative alveō alveīs
vocative alvee alveī

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