levir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin levir

Noun[edit]

levir (plural levirs)

  1. A husband's brother.

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Verb[edit]

levir

  1. past infinitive of levar

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *daiwēr, from Proto-Indo-European *dayh₂wḗr (one's brother-in-law), with its ending altered under the influence of vir (man).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēvir m (genitive lēvirī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) one's husband's brother

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -r.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lēvir lēvirī
genitive lēvirī lēvirōrum
dative lēvirō lēvirīs
accusative lēvirum lēvirōs
ablative lēvirō lēvirīs
vocative lēvir1 lēvirī

1May also be lēvire.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 336