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Substantive use of aequus (level, even, equal).



aequum n (genitive aequī); second declension

  1. what is right or fair
  2. level ground
  3. equal footing


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aequum aequa
genitive aequī aequōrum
dative aequō aequīs
accusative aequum aequa
ablative aequō aequīs
vocative aequum aequa

Related terms[edit]


  • aequum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aequum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have an appreciative audience: populum facilem, aequum habere
    • to judge some one equitably: aequum iudicem se alicui praebere
    • (ambiguous) to endure a thing with (the greatest) sang-froid: aequo (aequissimo) animo ferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) justly and equitably: ex aequo et bono (Caecin. 23. 65)
    • (ambiguous) to live with some one on an equal footing: aequo iure vivere cum aliquo
    • (ambiguous) in a favourable position: idoneo, aequo, suo (opp. iniquo) loco
  • aequum in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press