Latin edit

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Etymology edit

From longus +‎ aevum (time, eternity; age, generation).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

longaevus (feminine longaeva, neuter longaevum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. of a great age, aged, ancient, long-lived; longevitous
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.12:
      Honora patrem tuum et matrem tuam ut sis longaevus super terram quam Dominus Deus tuus dabit tibi.
      Honour thy father and thy mother, that you may be long lived upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative longaevus longaeva longaevum longaevī longaevae longaeva
Genitive longaevī longaevae longaevī longaevōrum longaevārum longaevōrum
Dative longaevō longaevō longaevīs
Accusative longaevum longaevam longaevum longaevōs longaevās longaeva
Ablative longaevō longaevā longaevō longaevīs
Vocative longaeve longaeva longaevum longaevī longaevae longaeva

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Descendants edit

  • Catalan: longeu
  • Italian: longevo
  • Portuguese: longevo
  • Spanish: longevo

References edit

  • longaevus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • longaevus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • longaevus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette