caritas

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cārus (dear, expensive) +‎ -itās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cāritās f (genitive cāritātis); third declension

  1. dearness
  2. costliness
  3. charity, the attitude of kindness and understanding towards others
  4. price

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cāritās cāritātēs
genitive cāritātis cāritātum
dative cāritātī cāritātibus
accusative cāritātem cāritātēs
ablative cāritāte cāritātibus
vocative cāritās cāritātēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • caritas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “caritas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • caritas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • dearth of corn; high prices: caritas annonae (opp. vilitas), also simply annona

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

caritas

  1. plural of carita