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proximus

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From propissimus (nearest) superlative of prope (near), shortened to propsimus (nearest), with x representing the consonant cluster.

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AdjectiveEdit

proximus (comparative propior)

  1. nearest, next
  2. adjoining
  3. (substantive) the latest, most recent, last
  4. (substantive) the next

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative proximus proxima proximum proximī proximae proxima
genitive proximī proximae proximī proximōrum proximārum proximōrum
dative proximō proximae proximō proximīs proximīs proximīs
accusative proximum proximam proximum proximōs proximās proxima
ablative proximō proximā proximō proximīs proximīs proximīs
vocative proxime proxima proximum proximī proximae proxima

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AdverbEdit

proximus (superlative)

  1. superlative form of prope

NounEdit

proximus m (genitive proximī); second declension

  1. neighbour
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.16
      Non loqueris contra proximum tuum falsum testimonium.
      Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
  2. nearest person or thing

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative proximus proximī
genitive proximī proximōrum
dative proximō proximīs
accusative proximum proximōs
ablative proximō proximīs
vocative proxime proximī

ReferencesEdit

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