vitis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wéytis (that which twines or bends, branch, switch), from *wey- (to turn, wind, bend). More at 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
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number 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