alvus

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Noun[edit]

alvus f (genitive alvī); second declension

  1. belly, bowels, paunch; excrement; flux, diarrhoea
  2. stomach, digestive organs
  3. womb; matrix (of a fruit)
  4. womb
  5. hollow, cavity
  6. hold or hull of a ship or boat
  7. beehive

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative alvus alvī
Genitive alvī alvōrum
Dative alvō alvīs
Accusative alvum alvōs
Ablative alvō alvīs
Vocative alve alvī

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: alvine
  • Italian: alvo (literary), alvino

References[edit]

  • alvus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alvus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • alvus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • alvus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette