secundus

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Latin[edit]

Latin ordinal numbers
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    Ordinal : secundus
    Cardinal : duo
    Adverbial : bis
    Multiplier : duplex
    Distributive : bīnī

Etymology[edit]

Future passive participle of sequor (to follow).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

secundus m (feminine secunda, neuter secundum); first/second declension

  1. (ordinal) second, the ordinal number after prīmus (first) and before tertius (third)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative secundus secunda secundum secundī secundae secunda
genitive secundī secundae secundī secundōrum secundārum secundōrum
dative secundō secundae secundō secundīs secundīs secundīs
accusative secundum secundam secundum secundōs secundās secunda
ablative secundō secundā secundō secundīs secundīs secundīs
vocative secunde secunda secundum secundī secundae secunda

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

secundus m (feminine secunda, neuter secundum); first/second declension

  1. next, following
  2. second
  3. secondary
  4. subordinate
  5. (nautical) favourable, fair (of weather, seas)
  6. (military) fortunate, lucky, victorious, successful (of battle--secundis proeliis)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative secundus secunda secundum secundī secundae secunda
genitive secundī secundae secundī secundōrum secundārum secundōrum
dative secundō secundae secundō secundīs secundīs secundīs
accusative secundum secundam secundum secundōs secundās secunda
ablative secundō secundā secundō secundīs secundīs secundīs
vocative secunde secunda secundum secundī secundae secunda

Descendants[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.