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Etymology 1[edit]

Adverbial accusative of cēterus (the rest (of)).


cēterum (not comparable)

  1. as for the rest
  2. moreover, in addition, furthermore (moving on to another topic)
  3. certainly

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.



  1. inflection of cēterus:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular
    3. accusative neuter singular


  • ceterum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ceterum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ceterum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) as regards the rest; otherwise: ceteris rebus (not cetera)
    • (ambiguous) to isolate a witness: aliquem a ceteris separare et in arcam conicere ne quis cum eo colloqui possit (Mil. 22. 60)
  • ceterum in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016