dubius

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of duhibius (held as two), from duo (two) + habeō (have, hold).

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Adjective[edit]

dubius m (feminine dubia, neuter dubium); first/second declension

  1. Moving in two directions alternately, vibrating to and fro, fluctuating, wavering.
  2. (figuratively) Vacillating in mind, uncertain; doubting, doubtful, dubious, irresolute, undetermined.
  3. (of a situation) Precarious, dangerous, critical, difficult, adverse, doubtful.
  4. (of weather) Changeable, uncertain.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dubius dubia dubium dubiī dubiae dubia
genitive dubiī dubiae dubiī dubiōrum dubiārum dubiōrum
dative dubiō dubiae dubiō dubiīs dubiīs dubiīs
accusative dubium dubiam dubium dubiōs dubiās dubia
ablative dubiō dubiā dubiō dubiīs dubiīs dubiīs
vocative dubie dubia dubium dubiī dubiae dubia

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References[edit]

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