firmus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-mo-s (holding), from the root *dʰer- (to hold), whence also ferē and fermē. Cognates include Sanskrit धरति (dharati), Old Persian 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎠𐎷𐎹 (dārayāmiy), Persian دار (dār, have, hold) Lithuanian derė́ti and Russian держать (deržát’).

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AdjectiveEdit

fīrmus m (feminine fīrma, neuter fīrmum); first/second declension

  1. stable, strong, firm
  2. faithful, steadfast, true

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative fīrmus fīrma fīrmum fīrmī fīrmae fīrma
genitive fīrmī fīrmae fīrmī fīrmōrum fīrmārum fīrmōrum
dative fīrmō fīrmae fīrmō fīrmīs fīrmīs fīrmīs
accusative fīrmum fīrmam fīrmum fīrmōs fīrmās fīrma
ablative fīrmō fīrmā fīrmō fīrmīs fīrmīs fīrmīs
vocative fīrme fīrma fīrmum fīrmī fīrmae fīrma
  • comparative: fīrmior, superlative: fīrmissimus

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 06:03