vetus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*wet-

From Proto-Indo-European *wetos- ‎(year). Cognates include Sanskrit वत्स ‎(vatsá, year) and Ancient Greek ἔτος ‎(étos).

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Adjective[edit]

vetus m, f, n ‎(genitive veteris, comparative vetustior or veterior, superlative vetustissimus or veterrimus); third declension

  1. old, aged, ancient
  2. long-standing
  3. former, previous

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, non-i-stem (genitive plural in -um).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative vetus vetus veterēs vetera
genitive veteris veteris veterum veterum
dative veterī veterī veteribus veteribus
accusative veterem vetus veterēs vetera
ablative vetere vetere veteribus veteribus
vocative vetus vetus veterēs vetera

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References[edit]

  • Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Latin and the development of the Romance languages: The postclassical period, Vulgar Latin, 2007.[1]