Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

The river in Budapest

Etymology edit

From Proto-Celtic *Dānowyos, an extended form of the river-name *Dānu, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰenh₂- (run, flow). See Proto-Indo-European *déh₂nu (river goddess).

Proper noun edit

Dānubius m sg (genitive Dānubiī or Dānubī); second declension

  1. The river Danube.
    • Tacitus, Gemanica, chapter 1 (Oxford revised translation)
      Germania omnis a Gallis Rhaetisque et Pannoniis Rheno et Danubio fluminibus.
      Germany is separated from Gaul, Rhaetia, and Pannonia, by the rivers Rhine and Danube.

Declension edit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Dānubius
Genitive Dānubiī
Dative Dānubiō
Accusative Dānubium
Ablative Dānubiō
Vocative Dānubī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants edit

  • Arabic: دانوب(dānūb)
  • Catalan: Danubi
  • Old French: Danube
    • French: Danube
    • English: Danube (see there for further descendants)
  • Hebrew: דנובה(danuba)
  • Italian: Danubio
  • Persian: دانوب(dânub)
  • Portuguese: Danúbio
  • Spanish: Danubio