mirus

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See also: Miruś

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Verb[edit]

mirus

  1. conditional of miri

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *smeiros, from Proto-Indo-European *sméyros (laughing, smiling), from *smey- (to laugh, to be glad). Cognate with Sanskrit स्मेर (sméra), Swedish smila (to smile), Middle High German smielen (to smile), Old High German smierōn (to smile), Old English smerian (to laugh at), Old English smercian, smearcian (to smile), English smile.

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Adjective[edit]

mīrus (feminine mīra, neuter mīrum, comparative mīrior, superlative mīrissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 3.370:
      credite dicenti: mira, sed acta, loquor
      Believe what I’m saying: [These things may seem] marvelous, but they happened, I tell [you]

Usage notes[edit]

The comparative mīrior and superlative mīrissimus were not used in Classical Latin. Instead, the periphrastic expressions magis mīrus and maximē mīrus were used.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mīrus mīra mīrum mīrī mīrae mīra
Genitive mīrī mīrae mīrī mīrōrum mīrārum mīrōrum
Dative mīrō mīrō mīrīs
Accusative mīrum mīram mīrum mīrōs mīrās mīra
Ablative mīrō mīrā mīrō mīrīs
Vocative mīre mīra mīrum mīrī mīrae mīra

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Participle[edit]

mirus

  1. past adverbial padalyvis participle of mirti.