novus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *nowos, from Proto-Indo-European *néwos. Cognates include Ancient Greek νέος ‎(néos), Sanskrit नव ‎(náva) and Old English nīwe (English new).

Proto-Italic *nowos fails to become Latin *nuus due to specific conditions in the development of Latin, namely -o-(w)- being in the first syllable, whereas *dē nowōd "anew" > dēnuō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

novus m ‎(feminine nova, neuter novum); first/second declension

  1. new
  2. fresh, young
  3. recent
  4. unusual, extraordinary

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative novus nova novum novī novae nova
genitive novī novae novī novōrum novārum novōrum
dative novō novō novīs
accusative novum novam novum novōs novās nova
ablative novō novā novō novīs
vocative nove nova novum novī novae nova

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