-atus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-tós with first conjugation thematic vowel -ā-.

Suffix[edit]

-ātus m (feminine -āta, neuter -ātum); first/second declension

  1. -ed. Used to form perfect passive participles of first-conjugation verbs.
  2. -ate, -like. Used to form adjectives from nouns.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ātus is added to a first-conjugation verb to form its perfect passive participle.

Examples:
amātus (loved, having been loved), from amō (I love)

The suffix -ātus may be added to a noun (or adjective) to form an adjective indicating passive qualities of that noun (or adjective).

Examples:
rēticulātus (reticulated, net-like), from rēticulum (small net)
albātus (clothed in white), from albus (white)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -ātus -āta -ātum -ātī -ātae -āta
genitive -ātī -ātae -ātī -ātōrum -ātārum -ātōrum
dative -ātō -ātae -ātō -ātīs -ātīs -ātīs
accusative -ātum -ātam -ātum -ātōs -ātās -āta
ablative -ātō -ātā -ātō -ātīs -ātīs -ātīs
vocative -āte -āta -ātum -ātī -ātae -āta

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