apostolus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἀπόστολος (apóstolos, one who is sent”; “messenger”, “envoy”, “ambassador”; “Apostle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

apostolus m (genitive apostolī); second declension

  1. a notice sent to a higher tribunal or judge
  2. Apostle

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative apostolus apostolī
genitive apostolī apostolōrum
dative apostolō apostolīs
accusative apostolum apostolōs
ablative apostolō apostolīs
vocative apostole apostolī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • apostolus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “apostolus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • apostolus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • apostolus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016