abyssus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abyssus.

NounEdit

abyssus

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of abyss[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “abyssus”, in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 11.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ἄβῠσσος (ábussos, bottomless pit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abyssus f (genitive abyssī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) an abyss

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abyssus abyssī
Genitive abyssī abyssōrum
Dative abyssō abyssīs
Accusative abyssum abyssōs
Ablative abyssō abyssīs
Vocative abysse abyssī

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: abissus
  • Old French: abisme
  • French: abysse
  • Old Irish: abis
  • Italian: abisso
  • Old Portuguese: avisso
  • Portuguese: abismo
  • Spanish: abismo

ReferencesEdit