avunculus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂euh₂-n-tlo (compare Breton eontr), diminutive of *h₂euh₂-n- (compare Dutch oom, Lithuanian avýnas), enlargement of *h₂euh₂o- *h₂éwh₂os (compare avus (grandfather)). Synchronically analysable as avus +‎ -unculus. More at avus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avunculus m (genitive avunculī); second declension

  1. maternal uncle, mother's brother
  2. mother's sister's husband
  3. great uncle

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative avunculus avunculī
Genitive avunculī avunculōrum
Dative avunculō avunculīs
Accusative avunculum avunculōs
Ablative avunculō avunculīs
Vocative avuncule avunculī

DescendantsEdit

  • Albanian: ungël
  • Catalan: oncle
  • English: avuncular, uncle
  • French: oncle
  • German: Onkel

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