ianua

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the Roman deity Iānus, from iānus (arcade, covered passageway), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go).

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Noun[edit]

iānua f (genitive iānuae); first declension

  1. any double-doored entrance (e.g. a domestic door or a gate to a temple or city)
  2. vocative singular of iānua

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative iānua iānuae
genitive iānuae iānuārum
dative iānuae iānuīs
accusative iānuam iānuās
ablative iānuā iānuīs
vocative iānua iānuae

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References[edit]

  • ianua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ianua” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to burst open the door: ianuam effringere, revellere
  • ianua in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers