See also: çavuş

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from Latin cavus (a hollow, hole). Doublet of cave and cavum.

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NounEdit

cavus (plural cavi)

  1. (geology) In planetary geology, it is used to refer to irregular steep-sided depressions that do not seem to be impact craters.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *kawos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱowh₁ós (hollow), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱewh₁- (to swell). Related to Old Irish cúas (hollow, cavity), Tocharian B kor (throat), Albanian cup (odd, uneven), Ancient Greek κῠ́ᾰρ (kúar, eye of needle, earhole), Old Armenian սոր (sor, hole), Sanskrit शून्य (śūnya, empty, barren, zero), Etruscan 𐌂𐌀𐌅𐌄𐌈 (caveθ).

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AdjectiveEdit

cavus (feminine cava, neuter cavum, comparative cavior); first/second-declension adjective

  1. hollow, concave
    Synonym: plēnus
  2. excavated, channeled
  3. vain, empty
    Synonym: inānis
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InflectionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cavus cava cavum cavī cavae cava
Genitive cavī cavae cavī cavōrum cavārum cavōrum
Dative cavō cavō cavīs
Accusative cavum cavam cavum cavōs cavās cava
Ablative cavō cavā cavō cavīs
Vocative cave cava cavum cavī cavae cava

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cavus m (genitive cavī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of cavum.

InflectionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cavus cavī
Genitive cavī cavōrum
Dative cavō cavīs
Accusative cavum cavōs
Ablative cavō cavīs
Vocative cave cavī

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