cassus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • 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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cassus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cassus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)