meridianus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From merīdiēs (midday) +‎ -ānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

merīdiānus (feminine merīdiāna, neuter merīdiānum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (relational) midday, noon
  2. southern

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative merīdiānus merīdiāna merīdiānum merīdiānī merīdiānae merīdiāna
Genitive merīdiānī merīdiānae merīdiānī merīdiānōrum merīdiānārum merīdiānōrum
Dative merīdiānō merīdiānō merīdiānīs
Accusative merīdiānum merīdiānam merīdiānum merīdiānōs merīdiānās merīdiāna
Ablative merīdiānō merīdiānā merīdiānō merīdiānīs
Vocative merīdiāne merīdiāna merīdiānum merīdiānī merīdiānae merīdiāna

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: meridià
  • English: meridian
  • French: méridien
  • Italian: meridiano

References[edit]

  • meridianus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meridianus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • meridianus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • morning, noon, evening, night: tempus matutīnum, meridianum, vespertinum, nocturnum