vesper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vespre, from Latin vesper ‎(evening star)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vesper ‎(plural vespers)

  1. The bell that summons worshipers to vespers; the vesper-bell
  2. (poetic) evening

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vespa +‎ -er. Compare Occitan vespièr, French guêpier, Portuguese vespeiro, Spanish avispero, Romanian viespar, Italian vespaio, Friulian gjespâr.

Noun[edit]

vesper m ‎(plural vespers)

  1. wasp nest
  2. wasp group
  3. (colloquial) complicated mess

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wekʷsperos. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἕσπερος ‎(hésperos), Old Church Slavonic вєчєръ ‎(večerŭ) and Old Armenian գիշեր ‎(gišer).

Noun[edit]

vesper m ‎(variously declined, genitive vesperī or vesperis); second or third declension

  1. the evening or vespers
  2. supper, dinner (evening meal)
  3. (by extension) the evening star
  4. (by extension) the West

Declension[edit]

This noun can be declined in two paradigms; in classical Latin prose, only the singular forms were used, and the second declension forms prevailed except for the ablative. The forms vespere and vesperī were both used to mean "in the evening".

Second declension, nominative singular in -er (or similar).

Number Singular Plural
nominative vesper vesperī
genitive vesperī vesperōrum
dative vesperō vesperīs
accusative vesperum vesperōs
ablative vesperō vesperīs
vocative vesper 1 vesperī

1May also be vespere.

Third declension with locative.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vesper vesperēs
genitive vesperis vesperum
dative vesperī vesperibus
accusative vesperem vesperēs
ablative vespere vesperibus
vocative vesper vesperēs
locative vespere
vesperī
vesperibus

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References[edit]

  • vesper” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.