mortuus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect active participle of morior (die). Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *mr̥twós, *mr̥tós (dead, mortal), *mr̥tó-, ultimately from *mer- (to die) + *-wós (whence Latin -uus). Compare Ancient Greek βροτός (brotós), Sanskrit मृत (mṛtá), Old Church Slavonic мрътвъ (mrŭtvŭ), Old Armenian մարդ (mard).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

mortuus m (feminine mortua, neuter mortuum); first/second declension

  1. dead, having died.
  2. decayed, withered
  3. (figuratively) faint, overwhelmed.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative mortuus mortua mortuum mortuī mortuae mortua
genitive mortuī mortuae mortuī mortuōrum mortuārum mortuōrum
dative mortuō mortuae mortuō mortuīs mortuīs mortuīs
accusative mortuum mortuam mortuum mortuōs mortuās mortua
ablative mortuō mortuā mortuō mortuīs mortuīs mortuīs
vocative mortue mortua mortuum mortuī mortuae mortua

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortuus m (genitive mortuī); second declension

  1. a dead person, dead man
  2. a corpse, dead body

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mortuus mortuī
genitive mortuī mortuōrum
dative mortuō mortuīs
accusative mortuum mortuōs
ablative mortuō mortuīs
vocative mortue mortuī

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