LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • uacuus (some Latin texts use the same character for 'u' and 'v')
  • vaquus (Vulgar or Late Latin, Appendix Probi)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *wakowos. Equivalent to vacō (I am empty, void) +‎ -uus (adjective-forming suffix).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vacuus (feminine vacua, neuter vacuum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. empty, vacant, unoccupied
    Fēmina dīxit pōculum vacuum esse.
    The woman said that the cup was empty.
  2. devoid or free of, without
  3. (of time) free, unoccupied

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative vacuus vacua vacuum vacuī vacuae vacua
Genitive vacuī vacuae vacuī vacuōrum vacuārum vacuōrum
Dative vacuō vacuō vacuīs
Accusative vacuum vacuam vacuum vacuōs vacuās vacua
Ablative vacuō vacuā vacuō vacuīs
Vocative vacue vacua vacuum vacuī vacuae vacua

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: vacuous, vacuum
  • Catalan: vacu
  • Italian: vacuo
  • Galician: vougo
  • Portuguese: vago, vácuo
  • Spanish: vago, vacuo
  • Welsh: gwag

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