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adulēscēns (genitive adulēscentis); third declension

  1. young, youthful
  2. minor (of two boys)


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative adulēscēns adulēscentēs adulēscentia
genitive adulēscentis adulēscentium
dative adulēscentī adulēscentibus
accusative adulēscentem adulēscēns adulēscentēs adulēscentia
ablative adulēscentī adulēscentibus
vocative adulēscēns adulēscentēs adulēscentia


adulēscēns c (genitive adulēscentis); third declension

  1. young man or woman, a youth


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative adulēscēns adulēscentēs
genitive adulēscentis adulēscentium
dative adulēscentī adulēscentibus
accusative adulēscentem adulēscentēs
ablative adulēscente adulēscentibus
vocative adulēscēns adulēscentēs

The genitive plural is usually adulēscentium; the alternative form adulēscentum is also attested, though rare.[1][2]

Derived terms[edit]


  • adulescens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adulescens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • adulescens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • still quote a young (old) man: admodum adulescens, senex
    • he is a young man of great promise: adulescens alios bene de se sperare iubet, bonam spem ostendit or alii de adulescente bene sperare possunt
    • a promising youth: adulescens bonae (egregiae) spei
  • adulescens in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ ădŭlescens in Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford. Clarendon Press, 1879
  2. ^ Perseus Search Results, Perseus Digital Library