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EtymologyEdit

From the name of the Roman deity Iānus, from iānus (arcade, covered passageway), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

iānua f (genitive iānuae); first declension

  1. any double-doored entrance (e.g. a domestic door or a gate to a temple or city)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iānua iānuae
Genitive iānuae iānuārum
Dative iānuae iānuīs
Accusative iānuam iānuās
Ablative iānuā iānuīs
Vocative iānua iānuae

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ReferencesEdit

  • ianua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ianua in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to burst open the door: ianuam effringere, revellere
  • ianua in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers