propinquus

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Etymology[edit]

From prop(e) (near) +‎ (h)inc (hence) +‎ -uus. Compare longinquus.

Or the ending may come from some Proto-Indo-European *-n̥kʷo- seen in Ancient Greek αλλοδ-απός (allod-após), ποδ-απός (pod-após) (their first parts here correspond to Latin aliud, quod) etc.

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propinquus (feminine propinqua, neuter propinquum); first/second declension

  1. (of space) near, neighboring
  2. (of time) near, at hand, not far off
  3. (of appearance) resembling, similar, like, alike
  4. (of a relationship) kindred, related

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative propinquus propinqua propinquum propinquī propinquae propinqua
genitive propinquī propinquae propinquī propinquōrum propinquārum propinquōrum
dative propinquō propinquō propinquīs
accusative propinquum propinquam propinquum propinquōs propinquās propinqua
ablative propinquō propinquā propinquō propinquīs
vocative propinque propinqua propinquum propinquī propinquae propinqua

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