somnium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from somnus (sleep).
Surface analysis: somn(us) (sleep) +‎ -ium (nominal derivational suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

somnium n (genitive somniī or somnī); second declension

  1. dream, vision
  2. fantasy, daydream

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative somnium somnia
Genitive somniī
somnī1
somniōrum
Dative somniō somniīs
Accusative somnium somnia
Ablative somniō somniīs
Vocative somnium somnia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: suañu, sueñu
  • Old Catalan: suny
  • Franco-Provençal: sonjo
  • French: songe
  • Friulian: sium
  • Galician: soño
  • Istriot: sugno
  • Italian: sogno

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