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.
  2. (geology) A deposit of sand, gravel, etc. made by oceanic flooding.

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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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dīluvium dīluvia
genitive dīluviī dīluviōrum
dative dīluviō dīluviīs
accusative dīluvium dīluvia
ablative dīluviō dīluviīs
vocative dīluvium dīluvia

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