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Present active participle of amō (love).



amāns m, f, n (genitive amantis); third declension

  1. loving
  2. being fond of, liking
  3. being under obligation to; being obliged to


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative amāns amantēs amantia
genitive amantis amantium
dative amantī amantibus
accusative amantem amāns amantēs amantia
ablative amante, amantī1 amantibus
vocative amāns amantēs amantia

1When used purely as an adjective.


amāns m, f (genitive amantis); third declension

  1. lover, sweetheart


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative amāns amantēs
genitive amantis amantium
dative amantī amantibus
accusative amantem amantēs
ablative amante amantibus
vocative amāns amantēs



  • amans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “amans”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • amans 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.
    • truthful; veracious: veritatis amans, diligens, studiosus
    • to be (very) patriotic: patriae amantem (amantissimum) esse (Att. 9. 22)