recens

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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 m, f, n ‎(genitive recentis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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]

References[edit]

  • recens” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.