pinguis

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *poid- (to abound in water, milk, or fat), from Proto-Indo-European *poi- (sap, juice). Cognate with German feist (fatted, plump, obese). Related also to Dutch vet (fat), German fett (fat, corpulent), Swedish fet (fat, oily, fatty), Icelandic feitur (fat).

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Adjective[edit]

pinguis m, f (neuter pingue); third declension

  1. fat, plump
  2. thick, dense
  3. (of taste) dull, insipid, not pungent
  4. (of wine) oily, rich, full-bodied
  5. (of land) fertile, rich
  6. (figuratively, of the mind) heavy, dull, stupid, obtuse
  7. (figuratively) bold, strong
  8. (figuratively) quiet, comfortable, easy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia
genitive pinguis pinguis pinguium pinguium
dative pinguī pinguī pinguibus pinguibus
accusative pinguem pingue pinguēs pinguia
ablative pinguī pinguī pinguibus pinguibus
vocative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia

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