alacer

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin, but possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Germanic *aljaną (vigor, strength).

Adjective[edit]

alacer m (feminine alacris, neuter alacre); third declension

  1. Lively, brisk, quick, eager, active, excited.
  2. Glad, happy, cheerful.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, masculine nominative singular in -er, neuter in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative alacer alacris alacre alacrēs alacrēs alacria
genitive alacris alacris alacris alacrium alacrium alacrium
dative alacrī alacrī alacrī alacribus alacribus alacribus
accusative alacrem alacrem alacre alacrēs alacrēs alacria
ablative alacrī alacrī alacrī alacribus alacribus alacribus
vocative alacer alacris alacre alacrēs alacrēs alacria

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References[edit]

  • alacer in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879