nurus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *snusós. Cognate to Russian сноха (snoxa), Ancient Greek νυός (nuós) and Sanskrit स्नुषा (snuṣā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nurus f (genitive nurūs); fourth declension

  1. daughter-in-law

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nurus nurūs
genitive nurūs nuruum
dative nuruī nuribus
accusative nurum nurūs
ablative nurū nuribus
vocative nurus nurūs

Descendants[edit]

The Romance descendants of this word reflect a Vulgar Latin *nŏra, regularized into the first declension which is usual for feminines, but preserving the o expected from PIE *u before *s > r (the classical u is irregular).

References[edit]

  • nurus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nurus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nurus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nurus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)