vesper

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See also: Vesper and Vësper

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

vesper (plural vespers)

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

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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 *wek(ʷ)speros. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἕσπερος (hésperos), Old Church Slavonic вєчєръ (večerŭ) and Old Armenian գիշեր (gišer).

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Noun[edit]

vesper m (variously declined, genitive vesperī or vesperis); second declension, 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 (plural forms are found post-Classically), 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 noun (nominative singular in -er) or third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vesper vesperī
vesperēs
Genitive vesperī
vesperis
vesperōrum
vesperum
Dative vesperō
vesperī
vesperīs
vesperibus
Accusative vesperum
vesperem
vesperōs
vesperēs
Ablative vespere
vesperī
vesperīs
vesperibus
Vocative vesper vesperī
vesperēs

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