serenus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain, but a suffixed descendant of Proto-Indo-European *kseros has been suggested.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

serēnus (feminine serēna, neuter serēnum, adverb serēnē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Clear, fair, bright, serene, tranquil.
  2. That clears the sky or brings fair weather.
  3. (figuratively) Cheerful, glad, joyous.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative serēnus serēna serēnum serēnī serēnae serēna
Genitive serēnī serēnae serēnī serēnōrum serēnārum serēnōrum
Dative serēnō serēnō serēnīs
Accusative serēnum serēnam serēnum serēnōs serēnās serēna
Ablative serēnō serēnā serēnō serēnīs
Vocative serēne serēna serēnum serēnī serēnae serēna

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: sirin
  • Catalan: serè
  • Dalmatian: saran
  • English: serene
  • Friulian: seren
  • Italian: sereno

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.