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From Old Latin kadamitās.



calamitās f ‎(genitive calamitātis); third declension

  1. loss, damage, harm
  2. misfortune, disaster
  3. military defeat
  4. blight, crop failure


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative calamitās calamitātēs
genitive calamitātis calamitātum
dative calamitātī calamitātibus
accusative calamitātem calamitātēs
ablative calamitāte calamitātibus
vocative calamitās calamitātēs



  • calamitas” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • calamitas” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be overtaken by calamity: in calamitatem incidere
    • to suffer mishap: calamitatem accipere, subire
    • to live a life free from all misfortune: nihil calamitatis (in vita) videre
    • to drain the cup of sorrow.[1: calamitatem haurire
    • to bring mishap, ruin on a person: calamitatem, pestem inferre alicui
    • to be the victim of misfortune: calamitatibus affligi
    • to be overwhelmed with misfortune: calamitatibus obrui
    • to come to the end of one's troubles: calamitatibus defungi
    • schooled by adversity: calamitate doctus