amoenus

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Etymology[edit]

The origin remains unexplained. Possibly from amo (I love), mino (I drive forth), or loaned from a substrate.

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amoenus (feminine amoena, neuter amoenum); first/second declension

  1. charming, pleasant, agreeable
  2. lovely, delightful, beautiful

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative amoenus amoena amoenum amoenī amoenae amoena
Genitive amoenī amoenae amoenī amoenōrum amoenārum amoenōrum
Dative amoenō amoenō amoenīs
Accusative amoenum amoenam amoenum amoenōs amoenās amoena
Ablative amoenō amoenā amoenō amoenīs
Vocative amoene amoena amoenum amoenī amoenae amoena

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References[edit]

  • amoenus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amoenus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amoenus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • pleasant districts; charming surroundings: loca amoena, amoenitas locorum
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill