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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.

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NounEdit

avunculus m (genitive avunculī); second declension

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

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative avunculus avunculī
genitive avunculī avunculōrum
dative avunculō avunculīs
accusative avunculum avunculōs
ablative avunculō avunculīs
vocative avuncule avunculī

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