ieiunus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *Hyeh₂ǵ-yu-, adjectival form of *Hyeh₂ǵ-ye/o- (to sacrifice). Cognates include Sanskrit यजति (yajati, he worships, he sacrifices), Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios, sacred, holy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

iēiūnus m (feminine iēiūna, neuter iēiūnum); first/second declension

  1. fasting, abstinent, hungry
  2. (figuratively) dry, barren, unproductive
  3. (figuratively) scanty, meager
  4. insignificant, trifling

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative iēiūnus iēiūna iēiūnum iēiūnī iēiūnae iēiūna
genitive iēiūnī iēiūnae iēiūnī iēiūnōrum iēiūnārum iēiūnōrum
dative iēiūnō iēiūnae iēiūnō iēiūnīs iēiūnīs iēiūnīs
accusative iēiūnum iēiūnam iēiūnum iēiūnōs iēiūnās iēiūna
ablative iēiūnō iēiūnā iēiūnō iēiūnīs iēiūnīs iēiūnīs
vocative iēiūne iēiūna iēiūnum iēiūnī iēiūnae iēiūna

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