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Perfect passive participle of appetō (strive after, assail).



appetītus m (genitive appetītūs); fourth declension

  1. an attack, assault
  2. passionate desire or longing
  3. the faculty of desire
  4. passion, appetite


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative appetītus appetītūs
Genitive appetītūs appetītuum
Dative appetītuī appetītibus
Accusative appetītum appetītūs
Ablative appetītū appetītibus
Vocative appetītus appetītūs


Romance descendants are probably all borrowed. In some non-Romance borrowings, it is unclear if they were borrowed directly from Latin or via French.

Related terms[edit]


appetītus (feminine appetīta, neuter appetītum); first/second-declension participle

  1. desired, coveted having been longed for.
  2. attacked, assaulted, having been assailed.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative appetītus appetīta appetītum appetītī appetītae appetīta
Genitive appetītī appetītae appetītī appetītōrum appetītārum appetītōrum
Dative appetītō appetītō appetītīs
Accusative appetītum appetītam appetītum appetītōs appetītās appetīta
Ablative appetītō appetītā appetītō appetītīs
Vocative appetīte appetīta appetītum appetītī appetītae appetīta

Related terms[edit]


  • appetitus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • appetitus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • appetitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette