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Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (to go, go in, travel). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic ꙗдо (jado, to travel) and Sanskrit यान (yāna, path).

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Noun edit

iānua f (genitive iānuae); first declension

  1. any double-doored entrance (e.g. a domestic door or a gate to a temple or city)
  2. an entrance, entry, access
    Synonyms: ingressus, ingressiō, līmen, initium, foris, porta, vestibulum
    Antonym: abitus

Declension edit

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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Further reading edit

  • ianua in Dizionario Latino, Olivetti
  • 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