nobilissimus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

nobilissimus (plural nobilissimi)

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  1. A senior title of nobility conferred to members of the Roman and Byzantine imperial families.
    • 1979. Michael Psellus. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers..., p. 146:[1]
      Changing my manner somewhat, I began with gentle censure of the Nobilissimus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Psellus. Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Penguin Classics 1979, p. 146.[1]

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nōblissimus (superlative of nōbilis)

  1. noblest or very noble or famous
    • (Can we date this quote?) Caesar, The Gallic War, I.ii
      Apud Helvetios longe nobilissimus fuit et ditissimus Orgetorix. (By far the noblest and wealthiest man among the Helvetii was Orgetorix.)
  2. (New Latin) Used as a specific epithet

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nōbilissimus nōbilissima nōbilissimum nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissima
genitive nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissimī nōbilissimōrum nōbilissimārum nōbilissimōrum
dative nōbilissimō nōbilissimae nōbilissimō nōbilissimīs nōbilissimīs nōbilissimīs
accusative nōbilissimum nōbilissimam nōbilissimum nōbilissimōs nōbilissimās nōbilissima
ablative nōbilissimō nōbilissimā nōbilissimō nōbilissimīs nōbilissimīs nōbilissimīs
vocative nōbilissime nōbilissima nōbilissimum nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissima

References[edit]

  • Egbert, James Chidester. Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions. American Book Co. 1896, p. 121.[2]
  • Allen, William Francis. Latin Lessons, E. Ginn, etc., etc. 1870. p. 77.[3]