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beatus (plural beati)

  1. (religion) A person who has been beatified.




Perfect passive participle of beō (make happy).



beātus (feminine beāta, neuter beātum, comparative beātior, superlative beātissimus, adverb beātē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. happy, (truly) happy, blessed, fortunate
  2. prosperous, wealthy, rich
  3. copious, sumptuous
  4. (Medieval Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) blessed
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs.3.13:
      beātus homō quī invenit sapientiam et quī affluit prūdentia
      Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom and is rich in prudence (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.; 1752 CE)


  • Sometimes poetic beātum is seen for beātōrum.

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative beātus beāta beātum beātī beātae beāta
Genitive beātī beātae beātī beātōrum beātārum beātōrum
Dative beātō beātō beātīs
Accusative beātum beātam beātum beātōs beātās beāta
Ablative beātō beātā beātō beātīs
Vocative beāte beāta beātum beātī beātae beāta

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  • Catalan: beat
  • French: béat
  • Italian: beato
  • Portuguese: beato
  • Spanish: beato


beātus m (genitive beātī, feminine beāta); second declension

  1. happy or fortunate person


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Nominative beātus beāta beātī beātae
Genitive beātī beātae beātōrum beātārum
Dative beātō beātīs beātīs
Accusative beātum beātam beātōs beātās
Ablative beātō beātā beātīs beātīs
Vocative beāte beāta beātī beātae


  • beatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • beatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • beatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to live a happy (unhappy) life: vitam beatam (miseram) degere
    • (ambiguous) happiness, bliss: beata vita, beate vivere, beatum esse