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Verbal adjective of the same root as careō (I lack), castus (pure), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut).



cassus (feminine cassa, neuter cassum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. hollow, empty, devoid of something
  2. lacking
  3. useless, fruitless, vain, futile


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cassus cassa cassum cassī cassae cassa
Genitive cassī cassae cassī cassōrum cassārum cassōrum
Dative cassō cassō cassīs
Accusative cassum cassam cassum cassōs cassās cassa
Ablative cassō cassā cassō cassīs
Vocative casse cassa cassum cassī cassae cassa

Derived terms[edit]


  • Portuguese: casso


  • cassus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cassus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cassus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cassus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette