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Possibly Proto-Indo-European *yem- (to pair, match).



geminus (feminine gemina, neuter geminum); first/second declension

  1. twin
  2. double, paired
  3. (substantive) (one who is) a twin

Usage notes[edit]

The substantive (noun) meaning is far more commonly expressed in Latin using the plural form geminī.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative geminus gemina geminum geminī geminae gemina
genitive geminī geminae geminī geminōrum geminārum geminōrum
dative geminō geminō geminīs
accusative geminum geminam geminum geminōs geminās gemina
ablative geminō geminā geminō geminīs
vocative gemine gemina geminum geminī geminae gemina

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  • geminus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • geminus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • geminus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • geminus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • geminus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • geminus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray