sanctus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of sanciō (consecrate, appoint as sacred)

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

sānctus m (feminine sāncta, neuter sānctum); first/second declension

  1. sacred, made inviolable, having been established as sacred.
  2. venerable, august, divine, blessed, holy, saintly

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative sānctus sāncta sānctum sānctī sānctae sāncta
genitive sānctī sānctae sānctī sānctōrum sānctārum sānctōrum
dative sānctō sānctae sānctō sānctīs sānctīs sānctīs
accusative sānctum sānctam sānctum sānctōs sānctās sāncta
ablative sānctō sānctā sānctō sānctīs sānctīs sānctīs
vocative sāncte sāncta sānctum sānctī sānctae sāncta

Noun[edit]

sānctus m (genitive sānctī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) A saint; person who lives a holy and virtuous life.
    "Dorothy Day erat sancta viva." (Dorothy Day was a living saint.)
  2. (Late Latin) A person who is officially proclaimed as having lived a life of heroic virtue.
    "Kateri Tekawitha sancta proclamata est." (Kateri Tekawitha was proclaimed a saint.)
  3. (Late Latin) A title given to (2), usually capitalized, prefixed to the person's name.
    "Sanctus Stephanus Protomartyr"

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sānctus sānctī
genitive sānctī sānctōrum
dative sānctō sānctīs
accusative sānctum sānctōs
ablative sānctō sānctīs
vocative sāncte sānctī

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