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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From māter (mother) +‎ -rnus.

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AdjectiveEdit

māternus (feminine māterna, neuter māternum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to a mother, maternal.
  2. Related through the mother, or her side of the family.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative māternus māterna māternum māternī māternae māterna
Genitive māternī māternae māternī māternōrum māternārum māternōrum
Dative māternō māternō māternīs
Accusative māternum māternam māternum māternōs māternās māterna
Ablative māternō māternā māternō māternīs
Vocative māterne māterna māternum māternī māternae māterna

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: matern
  • French: maternel
  • Italian: materno
  • Romanian: matern

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