suavis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *swādwis, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dwih₂-, from *swéh₂dus. The associated verb suādeō retained the original d. Cognate to Ancient Greek ἡδύς (hēdús), English sweet, Sanskrit स्वादु (svādu), Albanian shije.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

suāvis (neuter suāve, comparative suāvior, superlative suāvissimus, adverb suāvē or suāviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. sweet, pleasant, delicious

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

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
suāvīs
suāvia
Ablative suāvī suāvibus
Vocative suāvis suāve suāvēs suāvia

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: suau
  • English: suave
  • French: suave
  • Italian: soave
  • Old French: soef
  • Portuguese: suave
  • Spanish: suave

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