See also: ávus and Avus

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

avus

  1. inessive plural of ava

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • avos (pre-classical)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *awos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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avus m (genitive avī); second declension

  1. grandfather
  2. ancestor, progenitor, forefather, forebear
    Synonyms: patriarcha, prōgenitor
  3. old man
    Synonyms: seneciō, senex, veglō

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative avus avī
Genitive avī avōrum
Dative avō avīs
Accusative avum avōs
Ablative avō avīs
Vocative ave avī

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: aush
  • Catalan: avi
  • Italian: avo
  • Old Portuguese: avoo
  • Romanian: auș
  • Sardinian: abu, àviu, avu
  • Sicilian: avu

ReferencesEdit

  • avus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • avus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • avus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • avus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • avus”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly