1. conditional of flavi



From Proto-Italic *flāwos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰl̥h₁wós, from *bʰel- (light, bright) (whence Russian белый (belyj), Sanskrit भर्ग (bharga), English blue) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus). Cognate with Proto-Celtic *blāwos "yellow" and Proto-Germanic *blēwaz "blue".



flāvus (feminine flāva, neuter flāvum, comparative flāvior, superlative flāvissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. yellow, golden
  2. blond, flaxen


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative flāvus flāva flāvum flāvī flāvae flāva
Genitive flāvī flāvae flāvī flāvōrum flāvārum flāvōrum
Dative flāvō flāvō flāvīs
Accusative flāvum flāvam flāvum flāvōs flāvās flāva
Ablative flāvō flāvā flāvō flāvīs
Vocative flāve flāva flāvum flāvī flāvae flāva

Derived termsEdit


  • flāvulus Neapolitan: yavolo (pallid) (dialect of Irpino)
  • >? French: flou (disputed; see etymology for discussion)
  • Italian: flavo
  • Portuguese: flavo
  • Spanish: flavo
  • Esperanto: flava
  • Ido: flava


  • flavus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • flavus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flavus 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)
  • flavus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • flavus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flavus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray