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EtymologyEdit

prō +‎ fīlius

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

prōfīlius m (genitive prōfīliī or prōfīlī); second declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) a grandson

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prōfīlius prōfīliī
Genitive prōfīliī
prōfīlī1
prōfīliōrum
Dative prōfīliō prōfīliīs
Accusative prōfīlium prōfīliōs
Ablative prōfīliō prōfīliīs
Vocative prōfīlie prōfīliī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

SynonymsEdit

  • (grandson): nepōs (Classical)

ReferencesEdit

  • profilius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Jan Frederik Niermeyer, Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus : Lexique Latin Médiéval–Français/Anglais : A Medieval Latin–French/English Dictionary, fascicle I (1976), page 860/1, “profilius”