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Latin

Etymology 1

From fīdō (I trust) < Proto-Indo-European *bhidh-, *bhoidh- (to command, to persuade, to trust).

Noun

fidēs (genitive fideī); f, fifth declension

  1. faith, belief
  2. reliance
  3. confidence, trust
Inflection
Number Singular Plural
nominative fidēs fidēs
genitive fideī fidērum
dative fideī fidēbus
accusative fidem fidēs
ablative fidē fidēbus
vocative fidēs fidēs
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Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek σφίδη (sphidē).

Noun

fidēs (genitive fidis); f, third declension

  1. chord
  2. the gut-string of a musical instrument
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) lyre, lute, harp (by extension)
Usage notes

Usually encountered in the plural.

Inflection
Number Singular Plural
nominative fidēs fidēs
genitive fidis fidum
dative fidī fidibus
accusative fidem fidēs
ablative fide fidibus
vocative fidēs fidēs

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