catus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Italic *katos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₃tós ‎(sharpened), from *ḱeh₃- ‎(to sharpen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

catus m ‎(feminine cata, neuter catum); first/second declension

  1. clever, intelligent, sagacious, clear-thinking

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative catus cata catum catī catae cata
genitive catī catae catī catōrum catārum catōrum
dative catō catō catīs
accusative catum catam catum catōs catās cata
ablative catō catā catō catīs
vocative cate cata catum catī catae cata

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • catus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • catus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) Cato of Utica was a direct descendant of Cato the Censor: Cato Uticensis ortus erat a Catone Censorio