From Proto-Italic *awiðos. Equivalent to aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave) +‎ -idus.



avidus (feminine avida, neuter avidum, comparative avidior, superlative avidissimus, adverb avidē or aviditer); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Greedy, avaricious, covetous.
  2. Eager, enthusiastic, desiring, desirous; lustful, passionate.
  3. (for food) Eager, hungry, voracious, gluttonous; insatiable.
  4. (of space) Vast, wide, large.

Usage notesEdit

In general, it is used with the following constructions: the genitive, in + accusative, or the dative.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative avidus avida avidum avidī avidae avida
Genitive avidī avidae avidī avidōrum avidārum avidōrum
Dative avidō avidō avidīs
Accusative avidum avidam avidum avidōs avidās avida
Ablative avidō avidā avidō avidīs
Vocative avide avida avidum avidī avidae avida



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  • Catalan: àvid
  • English: avid
  • Esperanto: avido
  • French: avide
  • Galician: ávido
  • Italian: avido
  • Occitan: avid
  • Portuguese: ávido
  • Romanian: avid
  • Spanish: ávido


  • avidus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • avidus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • avidus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette