conatus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin noun cōnātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

singular
plural

Noun[edit]

conatus (plural conatus or conatûs)

  1. An effort, an endeavour, a striving.
  2. A nisus.

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References[edit]

  • ‖Conatus” listed on page 752 of volume II (C) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1893]
      ‖Conatus (konēi·tɒ̆s). [L.; = effort, endeavour, impulse, f. cōnārī to endeavour.] [¶] 1. An effort, endeavour, striving. [¶; 2 quots.: 1722, 1836; ¶] 2. transf. A force, impulse, or tendency simulating a human effort; a nisus. [¶; 6 quots.: 1665, 1672, 1674, 1730–6, 1802, 1885]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of cōnor (try, attempt)

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

cōnātus m (feminine cōnāta, neuter cōnātum); first/second declension

  1. tried, attempted, having been tried.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cōnātus cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta
genitive cōnātī cōnātae cōnātī cōnātōrum cōnātārum cōnātōrum
dative cōnātō cōnātae cōnātō cōnātīs cōnātīs cōnātīs
accusative cōnātum cōnātam cōnātum cōnātōs cōnātās cōnāta
ablative cōnātō cōnātā cōnātō cōnātīs cōnātīs cōnātīs
vocative cōnāte cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta

Noun[edit]

cōnātus m (genitive cōnātūs); fourth declension

  1. attempt, effort
  2. exertion, struggle

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cōnātus cōnātūs
genitive cōnātūs cōnātuum
dative cōnātuī cōnātibus
accusative cōnātum cōnātūs
ablative cōnātū cōnātibus
vocative cōnātus cōnātūs

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