torvus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of disputed origin[1]; proposed derivations include:

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

torvus (feminine torva, neuter torvum); first/second declension

  1. savage, fierce, harsh, stern
  2. pitiless, grim

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative torvus torva torvum torvī torvae torva
genitive torvī torvae torvī torvōrum torvārum torvōrum
dative torvō torvō torvīs
accusative torvum torvam torvum torvōs torvās torva
ablative torvō torvā torvō torvīs
vocative torve torva torvum torvī torvae torva

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “torvus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 695