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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Pompeii.

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Pompeii

  1. A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in AD 79

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LatinEdit

 
Karl Bryullov's The Last Day of Pompeii (1830-3)
 
Jakob Philipp Hackert's The Excavations at Pompeii (1799)

EtymologyEdit

From Oscan 𐌐𐌖𐌌𐌐𐌄 (pumpe, five), a reference to its five districts, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe. See also gens name Pompēius.

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Proper nounEdit

Pompēiī m pl (genitive Pompēiōrum, locative Pompēiīs); second declension

  1. Pompeii (a maritime city in the south of Campania, overwhelmed by an eruption of Vesuvius, A.D. 79)

InflectionEdit

Second declension, with locative.

Case Plural
Nominative Pompēiī
Genitive Pompēiōrum
Dative Pompēiīs
Accusative Pompēiōs
Ablative Pompēiīs
Vocative Pompēiī
Locative Pompēiīs

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Proper nounEdit

Pompēiī m

  1. genitive singular of Pompēius

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