saevus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *seh₂y-wo- (to be fierce, afflict). Cognate with English sore and possibly with English sea.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

saevus (feminine saeva, neuter saevum, superlative saevissimus, adverb saevē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Furious, ferocious, fierce, violent, barbarous, cruel, savage.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative saevus saeva saevum saevī saevae saeva
Genitive saevī saevae saevī saevōrum saevārum saevōrum
Dative saevō saevō saevīs
Accusative saevum saevam saevum saevōs saevās saeva
Ablative saevō saevā saevō saevīs
Vocative saeve saeva saevum saevī saevae saeva

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Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: sevo
  • Portuguese: sevo

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