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Perfect passive participle of abiciō (throw away or down; abandon; overthrow; humble), from ab (from, away from) + iaciō (throw, hurl).


abiectus (feminine abiecta, neuter abiectum, comparative abiectior, superlative abiectissimus, adverb abiectē); first/second-declension participle

  1. thrown or cast aside, down or away, having been thrown away
  2. given up, abandoned, degraded, having been abandoned
  3. overthrown, having been overthrown
  4. (by extension) humble, low, crouched; subservient
  5. (by extension) base, sordid


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative abiectus abiecta abiectum abiectī abiectae abiecta
Genitive abiectī abiectae abiectī abiectōrum abiectārum abiectōrum
Dative abiectō abiectō abiectīs
Accusative abiectum abiectam abiectum abiectōs abiectās abiecta
Ablative abiectō abiectā abiectō abiectīs
Vocative abiecte abiecta abiectum abiectī abiectae abiecta


  • abiectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers