atavus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From at + avus (grandfather).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atavus m (genitive atavī); second declension

  1. ancestor
  2. great-great-great-grandfather

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative atavus atavī
genitive atavī atavōrum
dative atavō atavīs
accusative atavum atavōs
ablative atavō atavīs
vocative atave atavī

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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