See also: āmarus

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

amarus

  1. plural of amaru

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃em-, *h₂eh₃m- (bitter, raw). Cognate with Ancient Greek ὠμός (ōmós, raw, crude).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

amārus (feminine amāra, neuter amārum, comparative amārior, superlative amārissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. bitter (taste)
  2. harsh, shrill (sound)
  3. sarcastic (speech)
  4. sour, morose (conduct or behavior)
  5. dire, woeful, terrible
    • From the responsory Libera me:
      Diēs illa, diēs irae, calamitātis et miseriae, diēs magna et amāra valdē.
      That day, day of wrath, of calamity and of misery, that great and exceedingly terrible day.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative amārus amāra amārum amārī amārae amāra
Genitive amārī amārae amārī amārōrum amārārum amārōrum
Dative amārō amārō amārīs
Accusative amārum amāram amārum amārōs amārās amāra
Ablative amārō amārā amārō amārīs
Vocative amāre amāra amārum amārī amārae amāra

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: amar
  • Asturian: amargu (via *amāricus)
  • Catalan: amarg (via *amāricus)
  • Corsican: amaru
  • Dalmatian: amur
  • French: amer
  • Friulian: amâr
  • Galician: amargo (via *amāricus)
  • Greek: μαρούλι (maroúli)

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