altus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • (adjective): From altum, supine of alō (grow).
  • (participle): Perfect passive participle of alō (nourish).

Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, a suffixed form of the root *h₂el- (grow, nourish) (compare Proto-Germanic *aldaz, whence English old).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

altus m (feminine alta, neuter altum); first/second declension

  1. high
  2. deep
  3. profound
  4. deep-rooted

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative altus alta altum altī altae alta
genitive altī altae altī altōrum altārum altōrum
dative altō altae altō altīs altīs altīs
accusative altum altam altum altōs altās alta
ablative altō altā altō altīs altīs altīs
vocative alte alta altum altī altae alta

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • altus1 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • altus2 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Participle[edit]

altus m (feminine alta, neuter altum); first/second declension

  1. nourished, having been nourished
  2. fed, having been fed, maintained, having been maintained, developed, having been developed
  3. kept, having been kept, supplied with necessities, having been supplied with necessities, supported financially, having been supported financially

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative altus alta altum altī altae alta
genitive altī altae altī altōrum altārum altōrum
dative altō altae altō altīs altīs altīs
accusative altum altam altum altōs altās alta
ablative altō altā altō altīs altīs altīs
vocative alte alta altum altī altae alta