profundum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Substantivized from the nominative neuter singular form of the adjective profundus (deep).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

profundum n (genitive profundī); second declension

  1. abyss, depths
    • Psalm 130, verses 1-2:
      De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine;
      Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuæ intendentes in vocem deprecationis meæ. (Vulgate)
      Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
      Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. (KJV)
  2. boundless expanse

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative profundum profunda
genitive profundī profundōrum
dative profundō profundīs
accusative profundum profunda
ablative profundō profundīs
vocative profundum profunda

Adjective[edit]

profundum

  1. nominative neuter singular of profundus
  2. accusative masculine singular of profundus
  3. accusative neuter singular of profundus
  4. vocative neuter singular of profundus

References[edit]

  • profundum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • profundum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to fall down into the abyss: in profundum deici