virtus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vir (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

virtūs f (genitive virtūtis); third declension

  1. manliness, manhood, virility
  2. courage, resoluteness
  3. virtue, goodness
  4. character
  5. excellence

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative virtūs virtūtēs
genitive virtūtis virtūtum
dative virtūtī virtūtibus
accusative virtūtem virtūtēs
ablative virtūte virtūtibus
vocative virtūs virtūtēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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