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See also: Venus, Venüs, Vénus, and Vênus

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EtymologyEdit

From Translingual Venus (a genus of clams), from Latin.

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NounEdit

venus (plural venuses)

  1. Any of the bivalve molluscs in the genus Venus or family Veneridae.

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

venus

  1. conditional of veni

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

venus

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of venir

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venus

  1. conditional of venar

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to sell, buy). Cognate with vīlis, Ancient Greek ὦνος (ônos), ὠνέομαι (ōnéomai, to buy), Sanskrit वस्नयति (vasnayati, to haggle), वस्न (vasna, price).

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NounEdit

vēnus m (genitive vēnūs); fourth declension

  1. sale, purchase

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vēnus vēnūs
Genitive vēnūs vēnuum
Dative vēnuī vēnibus
Accusative vēnum vēnūs
Ablative vēnū vēnibus
Vocative vēnus vēnūs

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ReferencesEdit

  • venus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • venus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • venus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • venus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

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EtymologyEdit

From Venus, borrowed from Latin Venus. So named because of its astrological association with the planet.

NounEdit

venus (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The reddish-brown metal; copper.
    • 1475, The Book of Quintessence.
      This water forsoþe is so strong, þat if a litil drope þerof falle vpon ȝoure hond, anoon it wole perce it þoruȝ-out; and in þe same maner it wole do, if it falle vpon a plate of venus.

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