utrum

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverbial accusative of uter, used as a conjunction.

Conjunction[edit]

utrum

  1. whether
Usage notes[edit]
  • Used with an (or) in the construction utrum...an (whether...or):
    Nescio quid intersit, utrum nunc veniam, an ad decem annos.
    I know not what matter it is, whether I come now or after ten years.
  • Used with necne in the construction utrum...necne (whether...or not').
    Tune scis utrum Vergilius praeclarissimus poeta Romanus sit necne?
    Do you know whether or not Vergilius was the most famous Roman poet?

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

utrum

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of uter

References[edit]

  • utrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • utrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to offer a person the alternative of... or..: optionem alicui dare, utrum...an
    • (ambiguous) it is a debated point whether... or..: in contentione ponitur, utrum...an

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

utrum n

  1. (grammar) common gender
  2. (grammar) A word of common gender.

Declension[edit]

No inflected forms.[1]

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