nuntius

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Noun[edit]

nūntius m ‎(genitive nūntiī); second declension

  1. A messenger, reporter, courier, bearer of news or tidings
  2. An envoy, message, report.
  3. A command, order, injunction.
  4. (in the plural) News, tidings, information.

Declension[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -ius.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nūntius nūntiī
genitive nūntiī,
nūntī1
nūntiōrum
dative nūntiō nūntiīs
accusative nūntium nūntiōs
ablative nūntiō nūntiīs
vocative nūntī nūntiī

1In older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • nuntius” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  1. ^ Tucker, T.G., Etymological Dictionary of Latin, Ares Publishers
  2. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers