cantus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantus (plural cantus)

  1. (music) A melody or song, particularly ecclesiastical.
  2. (music) The principal voice.

References[edit]

  • OED2

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of canō

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

cantus m (feminine canta, neuter cantum); first/second declension

  1. sung, recited
  2. sounded, blew
  3. chanted

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cantus canta cantum cantī cantae canta
genitive cantī cantae cantī cantōrum cantārum cantōrum
dative cantō cantae cantō cantīs cantīs cantīs
accusative cantum cantam cantum cantōs cantās canta
ablative cantō cantā cantō cantīs cantīs cantīs
vocative cante canta cantum cantī cantae canta

Noun[edit]

cantus m (genitive cantūs); fourth declension

  1. song, chant, singing, incantation

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cantus cantūs
genitive cantūs cantuum
dative cantuī cantibus
accusative cantum cantūs
ablative cantū cantibus
vocative cantus cantūs

Descendants[edit]