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  1. conditional of sani



From Proto-Indo-European *swā-n- (healthy; whole; active; vigorous). Akin to Ancient Greek σῶς (sôs), Dutch zoen (kiss) and gezond (healthy), German Sühne (atonement) and gesund (healthy). According to Alberto Nocentini only with Italic cognates.



sānus (feminine sāna, neuter sānum); first/second declension

  1. sound in body, healthy
  2. sound in mind, sane
  3. (of style) correct, sensible, sober, chaste


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative sānus sāna sānum sānī sānae sāna
genitive sānī sānae sānī sānōrum sānārum sānōrum
dative sānō sānō sānīs
accusative sānum sānam sānum sānōs sānās sāna
ablative sānō sānā sānō sānīs
vocative sāne sāna sānum sānī sānae sāna

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  • sanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sanus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • sound, unimpaired senses: sensus sani, integri, incorrupti
    • to be of sound mind: sanae mentis esse
    • are you in your right mind: satin (= satisne) sanus es?
    • (ambiguous) but this is not to the point: sed hoc nihil (sane) ad rem
  • “sano” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN