acerbitas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acerbus (bitter) + -itās (-ity)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acerbitās f (genitive acerbitātis); third declension

  1. sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
  2. (figuratively) harshness, severity.
  3. (figuratively) sorrow
  4. vocative singular of acerbitās

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative acerbitās acerbitātēs
genitive acerbitātis acerbitātum
dative acerbitātī acerbitātibus
accusative acerbitātem acerbitātēs
ablative acerbitāte acerbitātibus
vocative acerbitās acerbitātēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • acerbitas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acerbitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • acerbitas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to vent one's anger, spite on some one: virus acerbitatis suae effundere in aliquem (De Amic. 23. 87)