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  1. conditional of ventar



Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wentos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow). Cognate and synonymous with English wind, Sanskrit वात (vā́ta), Avestan 𐬬𐬁𐬙𐬀(vāta), Ancient Greek ἀείς (aeís) . See also Latin vannus.


ventus m (genitive ventī); second declension

  1. a wind
    • 43 BCEc. 17 CE, Ovid, Fasti 4.729-730:
      Mōta dea est operīque favet: nāvālibus exit
      puppis, habent ventōs iam mea vēla suōs.
      The goddess is moved and she favors the work: my ship is leaving the docks, already my sails have their winds.
      (Inspiration returns as, metaphorically, the poet and his readers sail onward. Idiomatically, Ovid ‘‘has found his second wind’’ while writing the fourth book of the Fasti.)

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ventus ventī
Genitive ventī ventōrum
Dative ventō ventīs
Accusative ventum ventōs
Ablative ventō ventīs
Vocative vente ventī
Derived terms[edit]
  • Balkan Romance:
    • Aromanian: vimtu, vintu, vint
    • Megleno-Romanian: vint
    • Romanian: vânt
  • Dalmatian:
  • Italo-Romance:
  • Insular Romance:
  • North Italian:
  • Gallo-Romance:
    • Catalan: vent
    • Old French: vent (see there for further descendants)
    • Occitan: vent
  • Ibero-Romance:
  • Vulgar Latin: *ventāna (see there for further descendants)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *gʷentus, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷém-tu-s, from *gʷem-. Related to veniō.


ventus m (genitive ventūs); fourth declension

  1. arrival

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ventus ventūs
Genitive ventūs ventuum
Dative ventuī ventibus
Accusative ventum ventūs
Ablative ventū ventibus
Vocative ventus ventūs


  • ventus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ventus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ventus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ventus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • there is a storm at sea: mare ventorum vi agitatur et turbatur
    • the wind spread the conflagration: ventus ignem distulit (B. G. 5. 43)
    • the wind is falling: ventus remittit (opp. increbrescit)
    • the wind dies down, ceases: ventus cadit, cessat
    • to have favourable, contrary, winds: ventis secundis, adversis uti
    • the wind is turning to the south-west: ventus se vertit in Africum
    • the east winds are blowing: venti ab ortu solis flant
    • with the wind against one: ventis reflantibus (Tusc. 1. 49)
    • (ambiguous) to strive to gain popular favour by certain means: ventum popularem quendam (in aliqua re) quaerere
    • (ambiguous) the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
    • (ambiguous) to run before the wind: vento se dare
  • ventus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers



From Latin ventōsus.



  1. windy