vagus

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vagus (plural vagi)

  1. The vagus nerve.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vagus

Noun[edit]

vagus (plural vagi)

  1. (Catholic) A homeless person or vagrant.
    • 1922, "Domicile", The Catholic encyclopedia, page 270
      Though not referred in the Code as a domicile of origin, a child's place of origin is fixed by the place where his father had his domicile or, in defect of domicile, his quasi-domicile when the child was born, or where the mother had hers if the child was illegitimate or posthumous; if the parents were vagi it is the place where the child was born; if the child was a foundling the place where it was discovered.

Latin[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vagus m (feminine vaga, neuter vagum); first/second declension

  1. wandering, rambling, strolling
  2. (figuratively) uncertain, vague

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative vagus vaga vagum vagī vagae vaga
genitive vagī vagae vagī vagōrum vagārum vagōrum
dative vagō vagae vagō vagīs vagīs vagīs
accusative vagum vagam vagum vagōs vagās vaga
ablative vagō vagā vagō vagīs vagīs vagīs
vocative vage vaga vagum vagī vagae vaga

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References[edit]

  • vagus in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • vagus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879