pompatus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First used in the lyrics of Steve Miller's 1973 rock song The Joker.

Noun[edit]

pompatus

  1. One who is pompous.
    • 1973 October, Steve Miller, “The Joker”, The Joker, Capitol Records
      Cause I speak of the pompatus of love
    • 2000, Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost, Picador, ISBN 0330480774, page 140
      She loved the way the lecturer stated it, offhand, but with the air of a pompatus.
    • 2010, Loren Berengere, Satirical Denouncements of the Wicked Americans and We Anti-Matriarchalists[1], page 98:
      Got my pompatus up; my rave'll be on in a few. I must have popped too many; the Iowa donkeys are starting to bray in my ears.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of pompō

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

pompātus m (feminine pompāta, neuter pompātum); first/second declension

  1. acted or done pompously (with pomp)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pompātus pompāta pompātum pompātī pompātae pompāta
genitive pompātī pompātae pompātī pompātōrum pompātārum pompātōrum
dative pompātō pompātae pompātō pompātīs pompātīs pompātīs
accusative pompātum pompātam pompātum pompātōs pompātās pompāta
ablative pompātō pompātā pompātō pompātīs pompātīs pompātīs
vocative pompāte pompāta pompātum pompātī pompātae pompāta

Adjective[edit]

pompātus m (feminine pompāta, neuter pompātum); first/second declension

  1. splendid (with pomp)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pompātus pompāta pompātum pompātī pompātae pompāta
genitive pompātī pompātae pompātī pompātōrum pompātārum pompātōrum
dative pompātō pompātae pompātō pompātīs pompātīs pompātīs
accusative pompātum pompātam pompātum pompātōs pompātās pompāta
ablative pompātō pompātā pompātō pompātīs pompātīs pompātīs
vocative pompāte pompāta pompātum pompātī pompātae pompāta