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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin aevum, in the technical sense of Scholastic philosophy.

NounEdit

aevum (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) the mean between time and eternity; the state of being of the angels and saints in heaven

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier aevom, from Old Latin aivom, from Proto-Italic *aiwom (period, age), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force) (compare Avestan 𐬁𐬌𐬌𐬏(āiiū), Ancient Greek αἰές (aiés), German nie, je).

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NounEdit

aevum n (genitive aevī); second declension

  1. time, eternity
  2. lifetime, age, generation
  3. (Medieval Latin, philosophy) aevum, the mean between time and eternity, aeviternity

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aevum aeva
Genitive aevī aevōrum
Dative aevō aevīs
Accusative aevum aeva
Ablative aevō aevīs
Vocative aevum aeva

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  • Italian: evo
  • Portuguese: evo
  • Romanian: ev
  • Spanish: evo
  • Serbo-Croatian: eon

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