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domus

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Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dómh₂os, from root *demh₂- (to build). Cognates include Ancient Greek δόμος (dómos) and Sanskrit दम (dáma). The same PIE root also gave Old English timber (building, act of building) (English timber).

Noun

domus (genitive domūs or domī); f., fourth declension (irregular)

  1. house, home

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative domus domūs
genitive domūs, domī domuum, domōrum
dative domuī, domō domibus
accusative domum domūs, domōs
ablative domū, domō domibus
vocative domus domūs
locative domī domīs

Usage notes

Domus is one of three common nouns that take the locative case, the other two being rus and humus. It is irregular in that it has a mix of second and fourth declension forms, the second declension forms being more commonly used in place constructions.

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