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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Traditionally from sollus (whole, entire) + annus (year), but the dissimilation within a geminate this requires is bizarre. Szemerényi proposes an old middle participle of soleo but has difficulty accounting for the geminate ll. Nussbaum offers sollus + epulum (feast, banquet), taking the latter component to have originally meant "ritual", with dissimilation ll...l > ll...n. [1]

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sollemnis (neuter sollemne); third declension

  1. yearly, annually
  2. established, appointed, fixed
  3. common, usual, customary, ordinary, ritual, traditional
  4. religious, solemn, ceremonial; festive
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sollemnis sollemne sollemnēs sollemnia
genitive sollemnis sollemnium
dative sollemnī sollemnibus
accusative sollemnem sollemne sollemnēs, sollemnīs sollemnia
ablative sollemnī sollemnibus
vocative sollemnis sollemne sollemnēs sollemnia
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of sollemne (religious or solemn rite, ceremony).

NounEdit

sollemnis

  1. genitive singular of sollemne

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Alan J. 1997, "The 'Saussure Effect' in Latin and Italic". In Lubotsky, Alexander, "Sound law and analogy: papers in honor of Robert S.P. Beekes on the occasion of his 60th birthday".