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File:Onda Volante (Detalj).jpg
Norwegian artist Siri Aurdal’s sculpture Onda Volante (Flying Wave, 2017, detail) exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale. This international art exhibition is held every biennium.

Borrowing from Latin biennium, from bi- (having two parts) +‎ annus (year) +‎ -ium (suffix forming nouns).

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NounEdit

biennium (plural bienniums or biennia)

  1. A period of two years.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

bi- +‎ annus +‎ -ium

NounEdit

biennium n (genitive bienniī or biennī); second declension

  1. biennium
DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative biennium biennia
genitive bienniī
biennī1
bienniōrum
dative bienniō bienniīs
accusative biennium biennia
ablative bienniō bienniīs
vocative biennium biennia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Etymology 2Edit

Regularly declined forms of biennis.

AdjectiveEdit

biennium

  1. genitive masculine plural of biennis
  2. genitive feminine plural of biennis
  3. genitive neuter plural of biennis

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