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-vus

-vus

See also: vus and VUS

Latin

Suffix

-vus

  1. Alternative form of -uus
    arvus, clīvus, corvus, flāvus, vīvus

Usage notes

  • Originally forming the perfect active participle, as in alvus (entity having nourished), clīvus (entity having leaned), gnāvus (having known).
  • The form -vus is used after vowels, l, and r, and -uus after all other other consonants, with the exception of qu. In this last case, the form -us is used.

Declension

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -vus -va -vum -vī -vae -va
genitive -vī -vae -vī -vōrum -vārum -vōrum
dative -vō -vō -vīs
accusative -vum -vam -vum -vōs -vās -va
ablative -vō -vā -vō -vīs
vocative -ve -va -vum -vī -vae -va

Derived terms

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