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EtymologyEdit

From the name of the second pope, Latin Linus, Ancient Greek Λῖνος (Lînos), of uncertain meaning.

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Linus

  1. A male given name from Latin.
    • , 2 Timothy 4:21:
      Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
    • 2011, Lisa Genova, Left Neglected, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, pages 8-9:
      Yes, my children are Peanuts characters. Charlie, seven, and Lucy, five, were given their names without thought or reference to the comic strip. Charlie was named after Bob's grandfather and we both just liked the name Lucy. Then, when I was unexpectedly expecting again, []
      "I'd go with Schroeder," a work colleague offered. "No, definitely Linus. Or Woodstock," said another. It was only then that I realized the pattern we'd started with our first two kids. And I liked the name Linus.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈliːnʊs]
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Proper nounEdit

Linus

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Linus

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek Λῖνος (Lînos).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Līnus m sg (genitive Līnī); second declension

  1. Linus (a chiefly male given name from Ancient Greek), famously held by:
    1. A son of Apollo and Psammate, daughter of Crotopus, king of the Argives; he was given by his mother to the care of shepherds, and one day, being left alone, was torn to pieces by dogs; whereupon Apollo sent into the land a monster which destroyed everything, until slain by Chorœbus.
    2. The son of Apollo and Terpsichore, instructor of Orpheus and Hercules, the latter of whom killed him by a blow with the lyre. (Sextus Propertius confounds him with the preceding. According to others, he was a son of Mercury and Urania, and was killed by Apollo in Eubœa.)
    3. A fountain in Arcadia.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Līnus
Genitive Līnī
Dative Līnō
Accusative Līnum
Ablative Līnō
Vocative Līne

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Linus

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Proper nounEdit

Linus c (genitive Linus)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Linus