eleemosyna

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐλεημοσύνη (eleēmosúnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eleēmosyna f (genitive eleēmosynae); first declension

  1. alms
  2. almshouse
  3. pity, mercy

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative eleēmosyna eleēmosynae
Genitive eleēmosynae eleēmosynārum
Dative eleēmosynae eleēmosynīs
Accusative eleēmosynam eleēmosynās
Ablative eleēmosynā eleēmosynīs
Vocative eleēmosyna eleēmosynae

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: elemosina, limosina
    • Romanian: elemozină
  • Vulgar Latin: *alemosyna (see there for further descendants)
  • Albanian: lëmoshë (or via Germanic)

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