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From Proto-Indo-European *ḱe- (here) + contrastive *-(e)teros. Confer with citer. See also cis, hic.



cēterus (feminine cētera, neuter cēterum); first/second-declension adjective (rarely used in nominative masculine singular)

  1. the other, remainder, rest
  2. besides, also


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cēterus cētera cēterum cēterī cēterae cētera
Genitive cēterī cēterae cēterī cēterōrum cēterārum cēterōrum
Dative cēterō cēterō cēterīs
Accusative cēterum cēteram cēterum cēterōs cēterās cētera
Ablative cēterō cēterā cēterō cēterīs
Vocative cētere cētera cēterum cēterī cēterae cētera

Derived terms[edit]


  • ceterus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ceterus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ceterus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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)
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag