LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓ορτή (aortḗ, knapsack). Influence from āvertō (to turn something away) is possible but doesn't need to be assumed, as the phonetic development would be regular any way. Attested from ~ 4th cent. C.E..

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

averta f (genitive avertae); first declension

  1. portmanteau, saddlebag(s)
    Synonyms: pēra, mantica, saccus

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative averta avertae
Genitive avertae avertārum
Dative avertae avertīs
Accusative avertam avertās
Ablative avertā avertīs
Vocative averta avertae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Ancient Greek: ἀβέρτα (abérta)
  • Sardinian: bertula

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