bassus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάσις (básis), or from Oscan or Celtic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bassus (feminine bassa, neuter bassum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) thick, fat, stumpy, short, low, base

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative bassus bassa bassum bassī bassae bassa
Genitive bassī bassae bassī bassōrum bassārum bassōrum
Dative bassō bassō bassīs
Accusative bassum bassam bassum bassōs bassās bassa
Ablative bassō bassā bassō bassīs
Vocative basse bassa bassum bassī bassae bassa

Descendants[edit]

  • Aragonese: baxo
  • Asturian: baxu
  • Catalan: baix
  • English: abase, bas relief, base, bass
  • Extremaduran: bahu
  • French: bas
  • Friulian: bas
  • Hungarian: basszus

References[edit]

  • bassus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • bassus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bassus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray