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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *wentos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow). Cognate and synonymous with English wind, Sanskrit वात (vā́ta), Avestan 𐬬𐬁𐬙𐬀(vāta), Ancient Greek ἀείς (aeís) . See also Latin vannus.


ventus m (genitive ventī); second declension

  1. a wind

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ventus ventī
Genitive ventī ventōrum
Dative ventō ventīs
Accusative ventum ventōs
Ablative ventō ventīs
Vocative vente ventī
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Italic *gʷentus, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷém-tu-s, from *gʷem-.


ventus m (genitive ventūs); fourth declension

  1. arrival

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ventus ventūs
Genitive ventūs ventuum
Dative ventuī ventibus
Accusative ventum ventūs
Ablative ventū ventibus
Vocative ventus ventūs


  • ventus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ventus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ventus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ventus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • there is a storm at sea: mare ventorum vi agitatur et turbatur
    • the wind spread the conflagration: ventus ignem distulit (B. G. 5. 43)
    • the wind is falling: ventus remittit (opp. increbrescit)
    • the wind dies down, ceases: ventus cadit, cessat
    • to have favourable, contrary, winds: ventis secundis, adversis uti
    • the wind is turning to the south-west: ventus se vertit in Africum
    • the east winds are blowing: venti ab ortu solis flant
    • with the wind against one: ventis reflantibus (Tusc. 1. 49)
    • (ambiguous) to strive to gain popular favour by certain means: ventum popularem quendam (in aliqua re) quaerere
    • (ambiguous) the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
    • (ambiguous) to run before the wind: vento se dare
  • ventus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers



From Latin ventōsus.



  1. windy