caelestis

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From caelum (heaven, sky).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kae̯ˈles.tis/, [kae̯ˈlɛs.t̪ɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /t͡ʃeˈles.tis/, [t͡ʃɛˈlɛs.t̪is]
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Adjective[edit]

caelestis (neuter caeleste); third-declension two-termination adjective

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

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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Noun[edit]

caelestis m or f (genitive caelestis); third declension

  1. (usually in the plural) a deity

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caelestis caelestēs
Genitive caelestis caelestium
Dative caelestī caelestibus
Accusative caelestem caelestēs
caelestīs
Ablative caeleste caelestibus
Vocative caelestis caelestēs

References[edit]

  • 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