inanis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inānis m, f ‎(neuter ināne); third declension

  1. empty, void, hollow
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.2
      terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas
      And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
  2. vain
  3. worthless
  4. foolish, inane

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative inānis ināne inānēs inānia
genitive inānis inānis inānium inānium
dative inānī inānī inānibus inānibus
accusative inānem ināne inānēs inānia
ablative inānī inānī inānibus inānibus
vocative inānis ināne inānēs inānia

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers