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For Proto-Italic *watnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow). Confer with the diminutive vatillum. Cognate with Latin ventus, Ancient Greek ἄημι (áēmi), Middle High German winden (to winnow), Icelandic vinsa (to pick out, weed), English winnow.



vannus f (genitive vanni); second declension

  1. a winnowing basket


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vannus vannī
genitive vannī vannōrum
dative vannō vannīs
accusative vannum vannōs
ablative vannō vannīs
vocative vanne vannī

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  • vannus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vannus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vannus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vannus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • vannus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vannus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag