Pontius

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the gens name Pontii, of Samnite/Sabine origin, from Oscan 𐌐𐌏𐌍𐌕𐌖𐌔 (pontus), 𐌐𐌏𐌌𐌐𐌕𐌖𐌔 (pomptus), which by Oscan sound laws would be the equivalent of the Latin names Quintus, Quinctia, Quinctilia, all from Proto-Italic *kʷenkʷe (five). Or, from pons (bridge).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pontius m sg (genitive Pontiī or Pontī); second declension

  1. a Roman nomen gentile, gens or "family name", famously held by:
    1. Pontius Pilatus

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Pontius
Genitive Pontiī
Pontī1
Dative Pontiō
Accusative Pontium
Ablative Pontiō
Vocative Pontī

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: Ponç
  • Italian: Ponzio
  • Vietnamese: Phongxiô (Catholic), Bôn-xơ (Protestant)

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