amnis

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *abnis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep-, cognate with Sanskrit अप् (ap, water), Old Persian 𐎠𐎱𐎡𐎹𐎠 (apiyā, into the water), Tocharian B āp (water), Hittite 𒄩𒉺𒀀 (ḫa-pa-a, towards the river).

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Noun[edit]

amnis m (genitive amnis); third declension

  1. Broad, deep flowing, rapid water; stream, torrent, river; ocean; liquid; current.
  2. (figuratively, of a writer) The flowing, flow or pouring out of a piece of writing.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative amnis amnēs
genitive amnis amnium
dative amnī amnibus
accusative amnem amnēs
amnīs
ablative amne
amnī
amnibus
vocative amnis amnēs

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References[edit]

  • amnis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amnis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “amnis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • amnis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)