fides

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ- (to command, to persuade, to trust). Cognate to Latin fīdō (I trust) and Proto-Germanic *bīdaną.

Noun[edit]

fidēs f (genitive fideī); fifth declension

  1. faith, belief
  2. reliance
  3. confidence, trust
Inflection[edit]

Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fidēs fidēs
genitive fideī fidērum
dative fideī fidēbus
accusative fidem fidēs
ablative fidē fidēbus
vocative fidēs fidēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek σφίδη (sphídē).

Noun[edit]

fidēs f (genitive fidis); third declension

  1. chord
  2. the gut-string of a musical instrument
  3. (in the plural) lyre, lute, harp (by extension)

Usage notes[edit]

Usually encountered in the plural.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fidēs fidēs
genitive fidis fidum
dative fidī fidibus
accusative fidem fidēs
ablative fide fidibus
vocative fidēs fidēs

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflection of fīdō (I trust).

Verb[edit]

fīdēs

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of fīdō

References[edit]

  • fides1 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • fides2 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

fides

  1. dative plural of fid