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Proper nounEdit

Nepōs m sg (genitive Nepōtis); third declension

  1. A Roman masculine cognomen — famously held by:
    1. Cornelius Nepos (circa 110–25 BC), a Roman historian, a friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Calullus, and the author of the work De Viris Illustribus
    2. Flavius Julius Nepos (circa AD 430–480), the penultimate Western Roman Emperor (r. 474/5–480)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Nepōs
Genitive Nepōtis
Dative Nepōtī
Accusative Nepōtem
Ablative Nepōte
Vocative Nepōs

DescendantsEdit

  • French: Népos
  • Italian: Nepote

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