recens

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- + Proto-Indo-European *ken- (new, fresh), with a semantic development to "rise freshly, come up, begin", also seen in cognates such as Old Irish cinim (to rise) and Old Church Slavonic начѧти (na-čęti, to begin), въчѧти (vŭ-čęti, to begin).

Classical cognates include Ancient Greek καινός (kainós, new) and Sanskrit कनीन (kanī́na, young, youthful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recēns (genitive recentis, comparative recentior, superlative recentissimus); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. new, recent
  2. fresh
  3. young
  4. vigorous

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative recēns recentēs recentia
Genitive recentis recentium
Dative recentī recentibus
Accusative recentem recēns recentēs recentia
Ablative recentī recentibus
Vocative recēns recentēs recentia

Adverb[edit]

recēns (not comparable)

  1. lately, recently

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: aratsi
  • English: recent
  • French: récent, récente
  • Ido: recenta
  • Italian: recente

References[edit]