See also: Ianus and -ianus

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *jānos, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (to go, go in, travel). Cognate with Sanskrit यान (yāna, path).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

iānus m (genitive iānī); second declension

  1. arcade; covered passageway

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iānus iānī
Genitive iānī iānōrum
Dative iānō iānīs
Accusative iānum iānōs
Ablative iānō iānīs
Vocative iāne iānī

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References edit

  • ianus 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)
  • ianus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ianus”, in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press