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vanus (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. age


This noun needs an inflection-table template.



From Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (empty).



vānus (feminine vāna, neuter vānum); first/second declension

  1. vain, empty, vacant, void
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, 2 Paralipomenon 32:15
      non vos ergo decipiat Ezechias nec vana persuasione deludat neque credatis ei si enim nullus potuit deus cunctarum gentium atque regnorum liberare populum suum de manu mea et de manu patrum meorum consequenter nec Deus vester poterit eruere vos de hac manu (Therefore let not Ezechias deceive you, nor delude you with a vain persuasion, and do not believe him. For if no god of all the nations and kingdoms, could deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers, consequently neither shall your God be able to deliver you out of my hand.)
  2. unsubstantial
  3. (figuratively) groundless, baseless, meaningless
  4. ostentatious, boastful
  5. deceptive, untrustworthy


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative vānus vāna vānum vānī vānae vāna
genitive vānī vānae vānī vānōrum vānārum vānōrum
dative vānō vānō vānīs
accusative vānum vānam vānum vānōs vānās vāna
ablative vānō vānā vānō vānīs
vocative vāne vāna vānum vānī vānae vāna

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  • vanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vanus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette