saevus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsae̯.u̯us/, [ˈs̠äe̯u̯os̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈse.vus/, [ˈsɛːvus]
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Adjective[edit]

saevus (feminine saeva, neuter saevum, comparative saevior, 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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: sevo
  • Portuguese: sevo

References[edit]

  • saevus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • saevus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • saevus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette