longinquus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From long(us) (long, far) +‎ (h)inc (hence) +‎ -uus. Compare propinquus.

Or the ending may come from some Proto-Indo-European *-n̥kʷo- seen in Ancient Greek ἀλλοδ-απός (allod-após), ποδ-απός (pod-após) (their first parts here correspond to Latin aliud, quod) etc. See also Proto-Germanic *-ungō.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

longinquus (feminine longinqua, neuter longinquum, comparative longinquior, adverb longinquē or longinquō); first/second-declension adjective

  1. long, extensive; far off, distant, remote
    Synonym: remōtus
    Antonyms: propinquus, vīcīnus, contiguus, fīnitimus, proximus
  2. living far off, foreign, strange
  3. prolonged, continued, lasting, tedious, long
  4. old, ancient
    Synonyms: antīquus, vetus, prīscus
    Antonym: recēns
  5. far-fetched, remote

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative longinquus longinqua longinquum longinquī longinquae longinqua
Genitive longinquī longinquae longinquī longinquōrum longinquārum longinquōrum
Dative longinquō longinquō longinquīs
Accusative longinquum longinquam longinquum longinquōs longinquās longinqua
Ablative longinquō longinquā longinquō longinquīs
Vocative longinque longinqua longinquum longinquī longinquae longinqua

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DescendantsEdit

  • Inherited:
    • Old Occitan: longinc
    • Old Spanish: lonninco
  • Borrowed:

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