diluvium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīluvium (flood), from lavō (I wash).

Noun[edit]

diluvium (plural diluviums or diluvia)

  1. An inundation or flood; a deluge.
  2. (geology) A deposit of sand, gravel, etc. made by oceanic flooding.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 126

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dīluō (I wash away), from dis- +‎ lavō (I wash).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dīluvium n (genitive dīluviī); second declension

  1. a flood

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dīluvium dīluvia
Genitive dīluviī
dīluvī1
dīluviōrum
Dative dīluviō dīluviīs
Accusative dīluvium dīluvia
Ablative dīluviō dīluviīs
Vocative dīluvium dīluvia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • diluvium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diluvium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers