astus

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Estonian[edit]

Verb[edit]

astus

  1. Third-person singular past form of astuma.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

May be from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱst-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp). Or borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄστυ (ástu), with the common belief that more sophisticated and intelligent people lived in cities.

Noun[edit]

astus m (genitive astūs); fourth declension

  1. craft, cunning, guile
  2. adroitness, dexterity
  3. trick, stratagem

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative astus astūs
genitive astūs astuum
dative astuī astibus
accusative astum astūs
ablative astū astibus
vocative astus astūs

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • astus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • astus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “astus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • astus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)