sempervirens

See also: semper-virens

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From semper (always) + virēns (flourishing, green)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sempervirēns m, f, n (genitive sempervirentis); third declension

  1. always flourishing or vigorous
  2. (of plants) evergreen
    • 1822, The Botanical Register, volume 8, page 643:
      Azedarach sempervirens et florens. [...] Ab Azedarach distincta est, nec pro varietate aestimari debet.
    • 1925, Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, volumes 15 and 16, page 205:
      Frutex sempervirens epiphyticus ad 30 cm. attingens, inflorescentia excepta glaber.
    • 1936, Zesde Internationaal Botanisch Congres, Amsterdam, volume 1, page 138:
      Florae Batavae magnum ornamentum, planta solum in forma feminina ocurrens, [...] sempervirens et semperflorens, sonorica, [...]

InflectionEdit

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sempervirēns sempervirēns sempervirentēs sempervirentia
genitive sempervirentis sempervirentis sempervirentium sempervirentium
dative sempervirentī sempervirentī sempervirentibus sempervirentibus
accusative sempervirentem sempervirēns sempervirentēs sempervirentia
ablative sempervirentī sempervirentī sempervirentibus sempervirentibus
vocative sempervirēns sempervirēns sempervirentēs sempervirentia
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 00:49