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altus +‎ -issimus



altissimus (feminine altissima, neuter altissimum, positive altus); first/second declension

  1. most high, highest


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative altissimus altissima altissimum altissimī altissimae altissima
Genitive altissimī altissimae altissimī altissimōrum altissimārum altissimōrum
Dative altissimō altissimō altissimīs
Accusative altissimum altissimam altissimum altissimōs altissimās altissima
Ablative altissimō altissimā altissimō altissimīs
Vocative altissime altissima altissimum altissimī altissimae altissima



  • altissimus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • altissimus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be shut in on all sides by very high mountains: altissimis montibus undique contineri
    • the Nile rushes down from very high mountains: Nilus praecipitat ex altissimis montibus
    • to occupy a very high position in the state: in altissimo dignitatis gradu collocatum, locatum, positum esse
    • to depose, bring down a person from his elevated position: aliquem ex altissimo dignitatis gradu praecipitare (Dom. 37. 98)