celeritas

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Etymology[edit]

From celer ‎(fast, swift) +‎ -itās.

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Noun[edit]

celeritās f ‎(genitive celeritātis); third declension

  1. quickness, swiftness,haste

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative celeritās celeritātēs
genitive celeritātis celeritātum
dative celeritātī celeritātibus
accusative celeritātem celeritātēs
ablative celeritāte celeritātibus
vocative celeritās celeritātēs

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References[edit]

  • celeritas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • celeritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • celeritas 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 overtake and pass some one: praecurrere aliquem (celeritate)
    • dulness of intellect: ingenii tarditas (opp. celeritas)
    • vivid, lively imagination: ingenii vis or celeritas
    • readiness in debate, in repartee: celeritas in respondendo