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EtymologyEdit

Century 1911 traces this with uncertainty to vehō (carry) + mēns (mind). A better explanation (Sihler; essentially Lewis and Short) makes the first element vē- (out of) in a fanciful spelling.

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AdjectiveEdit

vehemēns (genitive vehementis); third declension

  1. very eager; impetuous, ardent, furious
  2. vehement
  3. emphatic

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative vehemēns vehementēs vehementia
genitive vehementis vehementium
dative vehementī vehementibus
accusative vehementem vehemēns vehementēs vehementia
ablative vehementī vehementibus
vocative vehemēns vehementēs vehementia

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