LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *swādwis, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dwih₂-, from *swéh₂dus. The associated verb suādeō retained the original d. Cognate to Ancient Greek ἡδύς (hēdús), English sweet, Sanskrit स्वादु (svādu), Albanian shije.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

suāvis (neuter suāve, comparative suāvior, superlative suāvissimus, adverb suāvē or suāviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. sweet, pleasant, delicious

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative suāvis suāve suāvēs suāvia
Genitive suāvis suāvium
Dative suāvī suāvibus
Accusative suāvem suāve suāvēs
suāvīs
suāvia
Ablative suāvī suāvibus
Vocative suāvis suāve suāvēs suāvia

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: suau
  • Italian: soave
  • Old French: soef
  • Middle English: suave
  • Middle French: suave
  • Portuguese: suave
  • Spanish: suave

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