senatus

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Etymology[edit]

From senex (old); literally, a chamber of older (or senior) men.

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Noun[edit]

senātus m (genitive senātūs); fourth declension

  1. the senate or parliament; the Roman Senate
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      O tempora, o mores! Senatus haec intellegit, consul videt; hic tamen vivit. Vivit?
      Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives!

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative senātus senātūs
genitive senātūs senātuum
dative senātuī senātibus
accusative senātum senātūs
ablative senātū senātibus
vocative senātus senātūs

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