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Etymology edit

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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vehemēns (genitive vehementis, comparative vehementior, superlative vehementissimus, adverb vehementer); third-declension one-termination adjective

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

Declension edit

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

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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