-tas

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See also: tas, Tas, TAS, tās, tås, taş, t'as, and Tas.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-tās f (genitive -tātis); third declension

  1. -ty, -dom, -hood, -ness, -ship; Used to form nouns indicating a state of being.

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -tas -tatēs
genitive -tatis -tatum
dative -tatī -tatibus
accusative -tatem -tatēs
ablative -tate -tatibus
vocative -tas -tatēs
Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -tās is added to an adjective (or sometimes a noun) to form an abstract third declension feminine noun indicating a state or condition.

Examples:
potis (able) + ‎-tas → ‎potestās (ability)
difficilis (difficult, troublesome) + ‎-tas → ‎difficultās (difficulty, trouble)
līber (free) + ‎-tas → ‎lībertās (liberty, freedom)

It has two allomorphs:

-itās
viduus + ‎-tas → ‎viduitās
magnanimus + ‎-tas → ‎magnanimitās
alacer + ‎-tas → ‎alacritās
-etās
prōprius + ‎-tas → ‎proprietās
medius + ‎-tas → ‎medietās
satis + ‎-tas → ‎satietās
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -tās -tātēs
genitive -tātis -tātum
dative -tātī -tātibus
accusative -tātem -tātēs
ablative -tāte -tātibus
vocative -tās -tātēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From -tus.

Suffix[edit]

-tās

  1. feminine accusative plural of -tus