hostis

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *hostis, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis ‎(guest, stranger), whence also Proto-Germanic *gastiz and Proto-Slavic *gostь.

PronunciationEdit

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈhos.tis/, [ˈhɔs.tɪs]

NounEdit

hostis m ‎(genitive hostis); third declension

  1. an enemy of the state, a stranger
  2. (plural only) the enemy

InflectionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hostis hostēs
genitive hostis hostium
dative hostī hostibus
accusative hostem hostēs
ablative hoste hostibus
vocative hostis hostēs

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