caverna

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See also: cavērna and cavernă

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caverna.

Noun[edit]

caverna f (plural cavernes)

  1. cavern

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caverna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈvɛr.na/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrna
  • Hyphenation: ca‧vèr‧na

Noun[edit]

caverna f (plural caverne)

  1. cave, cavern

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Further reading[edit]

  • caverna in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cavus (hollow, excavated, concave).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caverna f (genitive cavernae); first declension

  1. a hollow, cavity, cave, cavern, grotto, hole
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.420:
      striduntque cauernis / stricturae Chalybum et fornacibus ignis anhelat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires
    1. a vault, chamber, cleft of heaven
    2. a hold (cargo compartment of a ship)
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Inflection[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caverna cavernae
Genitive cavernae cavernārum
Dative cavernae cavernīs
Accusative cavernam cavernās
Ablative cavernā cavernīs
Vocative caverna cavernae

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References[edit]

  • caverna”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caverna”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caverna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin caverna.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 

  • Hyphenation: ca‧ver‧na

Noun[edit]

caverna f (plural cavernas)

  1. cave

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

caverna f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of cavernă

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin caverna.[1] Cognate with English cavern.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈbeɾna/ [kaˈβ̞eɾ.na]
  • Rhymes: -eɾna
  • Syllabification: ca‧ver‧na

Noun[edit]

caverna f (plural cavernas)

  1. cavern

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