nefastus

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nefāstus m (feminine nefāsta, neuter nefāstum); first/second declension

  1. wicked, irreligious, profane, impious
    • Quid intactum nefasti Liquimus? — "What have we, in our impiety, left inviolate?" (Horace, Ode I.33)
  2. (of a day) unpropitious, inauspicious, unsuitable for sessions of public assemblies or courts
    • Ille et nefasto te posuit die... — "Whoever planted you that cursed day..." (Horace, Ode II.13)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nefāstus nefāsta nefāstum nefāstī nefāstae nefāsta
genitive nefāstī nefāstae nefāstī nefāstōrum nefāstārum nefāstōrum
dative nefāstō nefāstae nefāstō nefāstīs nefāstīs nefāstīs
accusative nefāstum nefāstam nefāstum nefāstōs nefāstās nefāsta
ablative nefāstō nefāstā nefāstō nefāstīs nefāstīs nefāstīs
vocative nefāste nefāsta nefāstum nefāstī nefāstae nefāsta

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References[edit]

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