vitis

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Friulian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vitis

  1. plural of vite

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wéh₁itis (that which twines or bends, branch, switch), from *weh₁y- (to turn, wind, bend). See Latin vieō and English withe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vītis f (genitive vītis); third declension

  1. vine
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.269:
      vel psithia passos de vite racemos
      [] or dried clusters of grapes from Psithian vine[s]
    • c. 160-220 CE, Tertullian, De Judicio Domini, 22
      quid faciat laetis ut vitis abaestuet uvis
      What makes a vine hang down richly with grapes
  2. (historical) a vine staff, the baton or cane of a Roman centurion
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vītis vītēs
Genitive vītis vītium
Dative vītī vītibus
Accusative vītem vītēs
vītīs
Ablative vīte vītibus
Vocative vītis vītēs
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of vīta (life)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vītīs

  1. dative plural of vīta
  2. ablative plural of vīta

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