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See also: Cetus


Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos, any sea-monster or huge fish).



cētus m (genitive cētī); second declension

  1. Any large sea-animal, such as a whale, shark, seal, dogfish, dolphin, or tuna, or a sea monster.
  2. The constellation Cetus, the Whale


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cētus cētī
Genitive cētī cētōrum
Dative cētō cētīs
Accusative cētum cētōs
Ablative cētō cētīs
Vocative cēte cētī

Related terms[edit]


  • cetus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cetus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cetus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • cetus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers