imber

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *imbris, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrís (rain-cloud, rain, cloud). Cognates include Sanskrit अभ्र (abhrá), meaning "cloud" in Modern Hindi, Old Armenian ամբ (amb), Kurdish ewr and possibly Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós) and ὄμβρος (ómbros).

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Noun[edit]

imber m (genitive imbris); third declension

  1. rain
  2. a storm
  3. (poetic) a stormcloud

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative imber imbrēs
genitive imbris imbrium
dative imbrī imbribus
accusative imbrem imbrēs
ablative imbre imbribus
vocative imber imbrēs

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References[edit]

  • imber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • imber in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • imber” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a river swollen by the rain: flumen imbribus auctum
    • the rain continues: imber tenet (Liv. 23. 44. 6)
    • a sudden shower: imbres repente effusi