aspectus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of aspiciō ‎(behold, see; catch sight of).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aspectus m ‎(genitive aspectūs); fourth declension

  1. The act of seeing or looking at something; look, sight, vision.
  2. The sense of sight.
  3. The visibility, appearance; aspect, presence, mien, countenance; form; color.

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aspectus aspectūs
genitive aspectūs aspectuum
dative aspectuī aspectibus
accusative aspectum aspectūs
ablative aspectū aspectibus
vocative aspectus aspectūs

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

aspectus m ‎(feminine aspecta, neuter aspectum); first/second declension

  1. looked at, beheld, having been looked at
  2. caught sight of, noticed, having been noticed
  3. surveyed, inspected, having been inspected

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative aspectus aspecta aspectum aspectī aspectae aspecta
genitive aspectī aspectae aspectī aspectōrum aspectārum aspectōrum
dative aspectō aspectō aspectīs
accusative aspectum aspectam aspectum aspectōs aspectās aspecta
ablative aspectō aspectā aspectō aspectīs
vocative aspecte aspecta aspectum aspectī aspectae aspecta

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • aspectus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aspectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aspectus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the city is very beautifully situated: urbs situ ad aspectum praeclara est
    • to keep out of a person's sight: fugere alicuius conspectum, aspectum
    • to take in everything at a glance: omnia uno aspectu, conspectu intueri
    • to come within the sphere of the senses: sub sensum or sub oculos, sub aspectum cadere
    • to represent a thing vividly: oculis or sub oculos, sub aspectum subicere aliquid
    • graphic depiction: rerum sub aspectum paene subiectio (De Or. 3. 53. 202)
    • to give a general idea of a thing: sub unum aspectum subicere aliquid