alacer

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin, but possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Germanic *aljaną ‎(vigor, strength), see English ellen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alacer m ‎(feminine alacris, neuter alacre); third declension

  1. Lively, brisk, quick, eager, active, excited.
  2. Glad, happy, cheerful.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, masculine nominative singular in -er, neuter in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative alacer alacris alacre alacrēs alacria
genitive alacris alacrium
dative alacrī alacribus
accusative alacrem alacre alacrēs alacria
ablative alacrī alacribus
vocative alacer alacris alacre alacrēs alacria

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References[edit]

  • alacer” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • alacer” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to show a brisk and cheerful spirit: alacri et erecto animo esse