alumnus

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alumnus (literally foster child, nourished one).

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NounEdit

alumnus (plural alumni, feminine alumna)

  1. A male pupil or student.
  2. A male graduate.
  3. A student of either gender.
  4. A graduate of either gender.

Usage notesEdit

Alumnus is used when the gender of the subject is unspecified.

Any alumnus may be invited to the reunion.

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AdjectiveEdit

alumnus (feminine alumna, neuter alumnum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Nourished, fostered, etc.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative alumnus alumna alumnum alumnī alumnae alumna
Genitive alumnī alumnae alumnī alumnōrum alumnārum alumnōrum
Dative alumnō alumnō alumnīs
Accusative alumnum alumnam alumnum alumnōs alumnās alumna
Ablative alumnō alumnā alumnō alumnīs
Vocative alumne alumna alumnum alumnī alumnae alumna

NounEdit

alumnus m (genitive alumnī); second declension

  1. Nursling, pupil
  2. foster son.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative alumnus alumnī
Genitive alumnī alumnōrum
Dative alumnō alumnīs
Accusative alumnum alumnōs
Ablative alumnō alumnīs
Vocative alumne alumnī

DescendantsEdit

  • English: alumnus
  • Catalan: alumne
  • Italian: alunno
  • Portuguese: aluno
  • Spanish: alumno

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN