dedecus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (from, away or down from) + decus (glory, honor, dignity).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēdecus n (genitive dēdecoris); third declension

  1. Disgrace, dishonor, infamy, shame, discredit.
  2. That which causes shame; a disgrace, blot, blemish.
  3. A shameful act; vice, turpitude.
  4. indecency

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēdecus dēdecora
genitive dēdecoris dēdecorum
dative dēdecorī dēdecoribus
accusative dēdecus dēdecora
ablative dēdecore dēdecoribus
vocative dēdecus dēdecora

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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