-atus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the first-conjugation thematic vowel, -ā-, + -tus ‎(perfect participle forming suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *-tós. Compare -ō³ ‎(suffix forming regular first-conjugation verbs). Cognate to Proto-Slavic *-atъ.

Suffix[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of -tus ‎(-ed)
  2. -ate, -like. Used to form adjectives from nouns.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ātus may be added to a noun (or adjective) to form an adjective indicating passive qualities of that noun (or adjective).

Examples:
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 -ātae -ātō -ātīs -ātīs -ātīs
accusative -ātum -ātam -ātum -ātōs -ātās -āta
ablative -ātō -ātā -ātō -ātīs -ātīs -ātīs
vocative -āte -āta -ātum -ātī -ātae -āta

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