avunculus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂euh₂-n-tlo (compare Breton eontr), diminutive of *h₂euh₂-n- (compare Dutch oom, Lithuanian avýnas), enlargement of *h₂euh₂o- *h₂éwh₂os (compare avus ‎(grandfather)). More at avus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avunculus m ‎(genitive avunculī); second declension

  1. maternal uncle
  2. mother's sister's husband
  3. great uncle

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative avunculus avunculī
genitive avunculī avunculōrum
dative avunculō avunculīs
accusative avunculum avunculōs
ablative avunculō avunculīs
vocative avuncule avunculī

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