-itas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts, whence also Ancient Greek -της (-tēs) and Sanskrit -ताति (-tāti).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-itās f (genitive -itātis); third declension

  1. -ity, -ness, -ship; Used to form nouns indicating a state of being.
Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -itās -itātēs
genitive -itātis -itātum
dative -itātī -itātibus
accusative -itātem -itātēs
ablative -itāte -itātibus
vocative -itās -itātēs
Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -itās is added to an adjective (or sometimes a noun or numeral) to form an abstract third declension noun indicating a state of being.

Examples:
amāritās (bitterness), from amārus (bitter, pungent)
cīvitās (citizenship), from cīvis (citizen)
fidēlitās (fidelity, faithfulness), from fidēlis (faithful)
trīnitās (trinity, threeness), from trīni (three each)
ūnitās (unity, oneness), from ūnus (one)
vēlōcitās (velocity, swiftness), from vēlōx (swift, quick)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See -ītēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ītās

  1. accusative plural of -ītēs