avus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os. Cognate with Hittite 𒄷𒀪𒄩𒀸 (ḫu-uḫ-ḫa-as), Old Prussian awis, Gothic 𐌰𐍅𐍉 (awō), Old Armenian հաւ (haw) and Old Irish aue. More at eam.

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Noun[edit]

avus m (genitive avī); second declension

  1. grandfather
  2. an ancestor
  3. an old man

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative avus avī
genitive avī avōrum
dative avō avīs
accusative avum avōs
ablative avō avīs
vocative ave avī

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References[edit]

  • avus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • avus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “avus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • avus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • avus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly