-atus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *-ātos, from Proto-Indo-European *-eh₂tos. A "pseudo-participle" possibly related to -tus, though similar formations in other Indo-European languages show that it was distinct from it already in Indo-European times.

Cognate to Proto-Slavic *-atъ, Proto-Germanic *-ōdaz (English -ed ‎(having)).

Suffix[edit]

-ātus m ‎(feminine -āta, neuter -ātum); first/second declension

  1. -ed, -ate, -like. Used to form adjectives from nouns indicating the possession of a thing or a quality.
    barba ‎(beard) → barbātus ‎(bearded, having a beard)
    rēticulum ‎(small net) → rēticulātus ‎(reticulated, net-like)
    albus ‎(white) → albātus ‎(clothed in white)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -ātus -āta -ātum -ātī -ātae -āta
genitive -ātī -ātae -ātī -ātōrum -ātārum -ātōrum
dative -ātō -ātō -ātīs
accusative -ātum -ātam -ātum -ātōs -ātās -āta
ablative -ātō -ātā -ātō -ātīs
vocative -āte -āta -ātum -ātī -ātae -āta

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