castus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally, a passive past participle of careo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

castus m (feminine casta, neuter castum); first/second declension

  1. morally pure, guiltless
  2. pure, chaste, free from barbarisms
  3. religious, pious

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative castus casta castum castī castae casta
genitive castī castae castī castōrum castārum castōrum
dative castō castae castō castīs castīs castīs
accusative castum castam castum castōs castās casta
ablative castō castā castō castīs castīs castīs
vocative caste casta castum castī castae casta

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Noun[edit]

castus m (genitive castūs); fourth declension

  1. (ante-Classical, post-classical) an abstinence from sensual enjoyments on religious grounds

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative castus castūs
genitive castūs castuum
dative castuī castibus
accusative castum castūs
ablative castū castibus
vocative castus castūs

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References[edit]

  • castus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers