imber

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *emβris, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrís (rain-cloud, rain, cloud). Cognates include Sanskrit अभ्र (abhrá), meaning "cloud", Old Armenian ամբ (amb), Northern 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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem, ablative singular in -e or occasionally ).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative imber imbrēs
Genitive imbris imbrium
Dative imbrī imbribus
Accusative imbrem imbrēs
imbrīs
Ablative imbre
imbrī
imbribus
Vocative imber imbrēs

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References[edit]

  • imber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • imber in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • imber in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • a river swollen by the rain: flumen imbribus auctum
    • the rain continues: imber tenet (Liv. 23. 44. 6)
    • a sudden shower: imbres repente effusi