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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *ezos (master), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁esh₂ós (master). Cognate with Hittite 𒅖𒄩𒀀𒀸 (master).

A connexion with heres (heir) and hirudo (leech) has also been proposed by Charlton Lewis and Charles Short, making its stem instead from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁ro- (derelict). Cognates would include Ancient Greek χήρα (khḗra, widow), हरति (harati, to seize) and हरण (haraṇa, hand)

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erus m (genitive erī); second declension

  1. master of the house or family

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative erus erī
genitive erī erōrum
dative erō erīs
accusative erum erōs
ablative erō erīs
vocative ere erī

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