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Perfect passive participle of tondeō (shave, shear, clip).


tōnsus m (feminine tōnsa, neuter tōnsum); first/second declension

  1. shaved, sheared, clipped, having been shaved
  2. cropped, pruned, trimmed, having been cropped
  3. mowed, reaped, having been mowed
  4. grazed upon, having been grazed upon
  5. plundered, deprived, having been plundered


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative tōnsus tōnsa tōnsum tōnsī tōnsae tōnsa
genitive tōnsī tōnsae tōnsī tōnsōrum tōnsārum tōnsōrum
dative tōnsō tōnsae tōnsō tōnsīs tōnsīs tōnsīs
accusative tōnsum tōnsam tōnsum tōnsōs tōnsās tōnsa
ablative tōnsō tōnsā tōnsō tōnsīs tōnsīs tōnsīs
vocative tōnse tōnsa tōnsum tōnsī tōnsae tōnsa


tōnsus m (genitive tōnsūs); fourth declension

  1. a hairstyle, haircut
    Tam consimile'st atque ego: sūra, pēs, statūra, tōnsus, oculī, nāsus, vel labra, mālae, mentum, barba, collum - tōtus! (Platus, Amphitryo, Act 1, 443-445)
    He's so similar to me: his calves, feet, height, haircut, eyes, nose, lips, jaw, chin, beard, neck - all of it!


Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tonsus tonsūs
genitive tonsūs tonsuum
dative tonsuī tonsibus
accusative tonsum tonsūs
ablative tonsū tonsibus
vocative tonsus tonsūs