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annus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *atnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂et-no-, probably from *h₂et- (to go). Cognate with Oscan akno- (year, holiday, time of offering), Gothic 𐌰𐌸𐌽 (aþn, year), dialectal Dutch aden (year). For the root, compare Sanskrit अतति (atati, he wanders, goes).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

annus m (genitive annī); second declension

  1. year
    Viginti annos natus est.
    He is twenty years old.
    Abhinc duo annos factum est.
    It happened two years ago.
  2. time; season

Usage notesEdit

  • In Ancient Rome, the word annus originally meant "ten months" (from the month martius to december), but later came to mean "twelve months".

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative annus annī
genitive annī annōrum
dative annō annīs
accusative annum annōs
ablative annō annīs
vocative anne annī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

External linksEdit

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