Dubious; possibly from Proto-Italic *teiba, or borrowed from Sabine tēba (hill). Or could be related to Tiberis and the praenomen Tiberius.[1] In Roman lore, the city was said to have been named for Tīburtus, son of the city's founder Catillus.


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Proper nounEdit

Tībur n sg (genitive Tīburis); third declension

  1. A town in Latium, seated on the Anio; modern Tivoli.


Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Tībur
Genitive Tīburis
Dative Tīburī
Accusative Tībur
Ablative Tībure
Vocative Tībur
Locative Tīburī

Derived termsEdit


  • Tibur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Tibur in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Tibur in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Chase, George Davis (1897). "The Origin of Roman Praenomina". Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. VIII.