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From caelum (heaven, sky).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kae̯ˈles.tis/, [kae̯ˈɫɛs.tɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɛˈles.tis/
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caelestis (neuter caeleste); third declension

  1. celestial, of or in the heavens
  2. (figuratively) divine, of the gods
  3. (figuratively) magnificent, preeminent, god-like
  4. (substantive) a deity


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative caelestis caeleste caelestēs caelestia
Genitive caelestis caelestium
Dative caelestī caelestibus
Accusative caelestem caeleste caelestēs, caelestīs caelestia
Ablative caelestī caelestibus
Vocative caelestis caeleste caelestēs caelestia

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  • caelestis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caelestis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caelestis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (1) the heavenly bodies, (2) celestial phenomena: caelestia
    • astronomy: astrologia (pure Latin sidera, caelestia)
    • an astronomer: spectator siderum, rerum caelestium or astrologus
    • heavenly things; earthly things: supera et caelestia; humana et citerioria