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See also: aethiops and æthiops



From Ancient Greek Αἰθίοψ (Aithíops), from αἴθω (aíthō, burn) + ὤψ (ṓps, face)

Proper noun[edit]

Aethiops m (genitive Aethiopis); third declension

  1. Any of dark-skinned peoples living in Upper Egypt or beyond.
  2. Ethiopian
  3. Negro


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Aethiops Aethiopēs
genitive Aethiopis Aethiopum
dative Aethiopī Aethiopibus
accusative Aethiopem Aethiopēs
ablative Aethiope Aethiopibus
vocative Aethiops Aethiopēs


  • Aethiops in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Aethiops in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Aethiops in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette