faenus

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)-, the same root of faenum, fēlīx, fēmina, fētus, thus lit. "that which is produced". Confer with the Ancient Greek use of τόκος (tókos).

Noun[edit]

faenus n (genitive faenoris); third declension

  1. interest (on capital); usury
  2. gain, profit, advantage
  3. (figuratively) banking, moneylending (faenus exerceo: practice banking)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative faenus faenora
genitive faenoris faenorum
dative faenorī faenoribus
accusative faenus faenora
ablative faenore faenoribus
vocative faenus faenora

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