alvus

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Etymology[edit]

From al- (to nourish) +‎ -vus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (to nourish) + *-wós.

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Noun[edit]

alvus f (genitive alvī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “alvus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • alvus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)