venum

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See also: věnům

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vaenum
  • vēnus (theoretical form used as lemma by some dictionaries)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wesnos, from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to sell, buy), whence also vīlis. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὦνος (ônos, price), ὠνέομαι (ōnéomai, to buy), Sanskrit वस्न (vasna, price), वस्नयति (vasnayati, to haggle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēnum m (accusative)

  1. Forms two-place compound verbal expressions, imparting the meaning "for sale"
    pecus vēnum agereto drive cattle for sale

Usage notes[edit]

When followed by , frequently spelled as one word vēnumdō, vēnundō, which historically was further syncopated into vēndō. This is an example of incorporation.

Declension[edit]

Fourth/second-declension noun (defective), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative
Genitive
Dative vēnuī
vēnō
Accusative vēnum
Ablative
Vocative

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • venus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • venum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

venum

  1. Alternative form of venymen