nonnus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found in Late Latin. 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).

Noun[edit]

nonnus m (genitive nonnī); second declension

  1. monk
  2. tutor
  3. old person

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nonnus nonnī
genitive nonnī nonnōrum
dative nonnō nonnīs
accusative nonnum nonnōs
ablative nonnō nonnīs
vocative nonne nonnī

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References[edit]

  • nonnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nonnus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nonnus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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