This Latin entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Classical Latin iuvenis, with */ɔ/ developing via dissimilation from the following /β/ (cf. colŏber, *colŏbra, *ŏvum).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

*iŏvenem (Proto-Italo-Western-Romance)

  1. young

Noun edit

*iŏvenem m or f by sense (Proto-Italo-Western-Romance)

  1. youth (young person)

Declension edit

singular plural
nominative */ˈjɔβenes/ */ˈjɔβenes/
oblique */ˈjɔβene/ *ˈ/jɔβenes/

Descendants edit

  • Italo-Romance:
    • Italian: giòvane (Tuscan variant)
  • North Italian:[1]
  • Gallo-Romance:
    • Old French: juene (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. ^ AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 51: “giovani” – on