Brutus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Brutus.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Brutus

  1. a Roman cognomen.
  2. A male given name.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Brutus (plural Brutuses)

  1. (historical) A kind of wig.
  2. (historical) A hairstyle brushed back from the forehead, popular at the time of the French Revolution, when it was an affectation to admire the Ancient Romans.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See brūtus

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbruː.tus/, [ˈbɾuːt̪ʊs̠]

Proper noun[edit]

Brūtus m sg (genitive Brūtī); second declension

  1. A cognomen of the Roman gens Iunius.
    • 1599 CE: William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
      Et tū, Brūte?
      And you, Brutus?

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Brūtus
Genitive Brūtī
Dative Brūtō
Accusative Brūtum
Ablative Brūtō
Vocative Brūte

References[edit]

  • Brutus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Brutus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Brutus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Brutus m

  1. Brutus, legendary king of Britain