fluvius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of fluō (flow), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlew-, whence also flūmen.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈflu.u̯i.us/, [ˈfɫ̪ʊu̯iʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈflu.vi.us/, [ˈfluːvius]
  • Note: the first two syllables are once found treated as one heavy, IPA(key): /flui̯.i̯-/ or /fluː.i̯-/ invalid IPA characters (//).[1]

Noun[edit]

fluvius m (genitive fluviī or fluvī); second declension

  1. a stream, smaller river
  2. the stream of a river, a current, torrent
    1. (transferred sense) (said of blood, sweat etc.)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fluvius fluviī
Genitive fluviī
fluvī1
fluviōrum
fluvium
Dative fluviō fluviīs
Accusative fluvium fluviōs
Ablative fluviō fluviīs
Vocative fluvie fluviī

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

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • French: fleuve
  • Romanian: fluviu

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