emeritus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emeritus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: e‧me‧ri‧tus

Adjective[edit]

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emeritus (not comparable)

  1. Retired, but retaining an honorific version of previous title (especially "professor").

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

emeritus (plural emeriti)

  1. A person retired in this sense (feminine form emerita).
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
    Oh, you veteran crime reporter, you grave old usher, you once popular policeman, now in solitary confinement after gracing that school crossing for years, you wretched emeritus read to by a boy!

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of ēmereō (earn, merit)

Participle[edit]

ēmeritus m (feminine ēmerita, neuter ēmeritum); first/second declension

  1. earned, merited, having been earned.
  2. served, having done one's service.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative ēmeritus ēmerita ēmeritum ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmerita
genitive ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmeritī ēmeritōrum ēmeritārum ēmeritōrum
dative ēmeritō ēmeritae ēmeritō ēmeritīs ēmeritīs ēmeritīs
accusative ēmeritum ēmeritam ēmeritum ēmeritōs ēmeritās ēmerita
ablative ēmeritō ēmeritā ēmeritō ēmeritīs ēmeritīs ēmeritīs
vocative ēmerite ēmerita ēmeritum ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmerita

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