deorsum

See also: deorsum-

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (down) +‎ vorsum, a variant of versum (towards, -wards), from the perfect passive participle of vortere, vertere (to turn).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Latin)
    • (Conservative) IPA(key): /deˈor.sum/, [d̪eˈɔrs̠ʊ̃ˑ]
    • (Analogical) IPA(key): /deˈoː.sum/, [d̪eˈoːs̠ʊ̃ˑ]
    • (Colloquial) IPA(key): /ˈi̯oː.sum/, [ˈi̯oːs̠ʊ̃ˑ]
    • (Greek speakers) IPA(key): /ˈzoː.sum/, [ˈd̪͡z̪oːs̠ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /deˈor.sum/, [d̪ɛˈɔrsum]
  • Note: the long /ō/ and the simplification of /rs/ are by analogy from prōsum; forms in /ū/ from sūsum.

AdverbEdit

deorsum (not comparable)

  1. downwards
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.4:
      Non facies tibi sculptile, neque omnem similitudinem quae est in caelo desuper, et quae in terra deorsum, nec eorum quae sunt in aquis sub terra.
      Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

AntonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Sardinian: zosso, josso, giossu (etc.)
  • Eastern Romance

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