vertigo

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See also: vértigo and vērtīgo

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin vertīgō.

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vertigo (countable and uncountable, plural vertigos or vertigoes)

  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
  2. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
  3. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.
  4. A snail of the genus Vertigo.

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Czech

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Noun

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vertigo n

  1. vertigo
    Synonym: závrať

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading

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  • vertigo in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Latin

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Etymology

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Synchronically vertō +‎ -īgō. Diachronically, may be derived from vertex, vertic-, with the velar assimilated in oblique cases to the nasal suffix derived from Proto-Indo-European *-h₃onh₂- (e.g. genitive *wertik-nes > *wertig-nes > vertīginis).

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vertīgō f (genitive vertīginis); third declension

  1. gyration, giddiness, dizziness

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vertīgō vertīginēs
Genitive vertīginis vertīginum
Dative vertīginī vertīginibus
Accusative vertīginem vertīginēs
Ablative vertīgine vertīginibus
Vocative vertīgō vertīginēs

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References

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  • vertigo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vertigo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vertigo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.