See also: vus and VUS

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Proto-Indo-European suffix *-wós‚ from the perfect active participle suffix *-wōs.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-vus

  1. Alternative form of -uus
    arvus, clīvus, corvus, flāvus, vīvus

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally forming the perfect active participle, as in alvus (entity having been nourished), clīvus (entity having leaned), gnāvus (having known).
  • The form -vus is used after vowels, l, and r, and -uus after all other other consonants, with the exception of qu. In this last case, the form -us is used.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -vus -va -vum -vī -vae -va
Genitive -vī -vae -vī -vōrum -vārum -vōrum
Dative -vō -vō -vīs
Accusative -vum -vam -vum -vōs -vās -va
Ablative -vō -vā -vō -vīs
Vocative -ve -va -vum -vī -vae -va

Derived termsEdit