suavis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*sweh₂d-

From Proto-Italic *swādwis, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dwih₂-, from *sweh₂dús. The associated verb suādeō retained the original d. Cognate to Ancient Greek ἡδύς ‎(hēdús), English sweet, Sanskrit स्वादु ‎(svādu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

suāvis m, f ‎(neuter suāve); third declension

  1. sweet, pleasant

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative suāvis suāve suāvēs suāvia
genitive suāvis suāvium
dative suāvī suāvibus
accusative suāvem suāve suāvēs suāvia
ablative suāvī suāvibus
vocative suāvis suāve suāvēs suāvia

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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