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EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to sell, buy); see also Ancient Greek ὦνος (ônos), ὠνέομαι (ōnéomai, to buy), Sanskrit वस्नयति (vasnayati, to haggle), वस्न (vasna, price).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vēnum m (accusative)

  1. something for sale, something to sell

InflectionEdit

Fourth or second declension. Attested only in the dative and accusative singular forms.

Case Singular
nominative
genitive
dative vēnuī
vēnō
accusative vēnum
ablative
vocative

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • venus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • venum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill