nonnus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from children's speech dating back to a late Proto-Indo-European *nana-. See also Ancient Greek νόννος (nónnos, father), νέννος (nénnos, uncle), νάννας (nánnas, uncle), νίννη (nínnē, aunt), and Proto-Celtic *nana (grandmother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonnus m (genitive nonnī); second declension (Late Latin)

  1. monk
  2. tutor
  3. old person

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nonnus nonnī
Genitive nonnī nonnōrum
Dative nonnō nonnīs
Accusative nonnum nonnōs
Ablative nonnō nonnīs
Vocative nonne nonnī

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: nun
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Sicilian: nannu
  • Venetian: nono
  • West Iberian
  • Albanian: nun

References[edit]

  • nonnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nonnus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nonnus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nonnus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nonnus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray