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See also: ávus and Avus


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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.



avus m (genitive avī); second declension

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


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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  • 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • avus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly