Reconstruction:Latin/ninnus

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

EtymologyEdit

Probably imitative of infantile language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*ninnus m (genitive *ninnī); second declension

  1. (Vulgar Latin) boy, child

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Italo-Western declension of *ninnus
Number Singular Plural
nominative *nẹ́nnọs *nẹ́nni
genitive *nẹ́nni *nẹnnọ́rọ
dative *nẹ́nnọ *nẹ́nnis
accusative-ablative *nẹ́nnọ *nẹ́nnọs

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: nen
  • Galician: neno
  • Italian: nino, ninna, ninnàre
  • Portuguese: nini, nenê, ninar
  • Spanish: niño, nene