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Participle of lost *cellō, from Proto-Indo-European *kelH-n-to-, from *kelH- (to rise) (whence collis, columen etc.).



celsus (feminine celsa, neuter celsum, comparative celsior); first/second-declension adjective

  1. lofty, high, tall
  2. haughty, arrogant, proud
  3. prominent, elevated
  4. erect
  5. noble


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative celsus celsa celsum celsī celsae celsa
Genitive celsī celsae celsī celsōrum celsārum celsōrum
Dative celsō celsō celsīs
Accusative celsum celsam celsum celsōs celsās celsa
Ablative celsō celsā celsō celsīs
Vocative celse celsa celsum celsī celsae celsa

Related terms[edit]


  • celsus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • celsus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • celsus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • celsus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • celsus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • celsus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray