See also: Pius

Kavalan edit

Noun edit


  1. (anatomy) nape

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *pwījos, from Proto-Indo-European *puHyós (purifying), from *pewH-. Cognate with Old English fǣle (faithful, trusty, good; dear, beloved).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

pius (feminine pia, neuter pium, comparative magis pius, superlative piissimus, adverb piē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. pious, devout
  2. dutiful, loyal, conscientious
  3. good, blessed
  4. (Late Latin) holy

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pius pia pium piī piae pia
Genitive piī piae piī piōrum piārum piōrum
Dative piō piō piīs
Accusative pium piam pium piōs piās pia
Ablative piō piā piō piīs
Vocative pie pia pium piī piae pia

Antonyms edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Italian: pio
  • Old French: pius, piu
  • Old Galician-Portuguese:
  • Sicilian: pìu
  • Spanish: pío
  • English: pious

References edit

  • pius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pius”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pius 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)
  • pius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a regular, formal war: bellum iustum (pium)
    • (ambiguous) to show an affectionate regard for a person's memory: memoriam alicuius pie inviolateque servare
    • (ambiguous) to be an earnest worshipper of the gods: deos sancte, pie venerari
  • pius in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • pius”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Tok Pisin edit

Etymology edit

From English fuse.

Noun edit


  1. fuse