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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 mammal, such as a whale, shark or dolphin, or a sea monster.
  2. The constellation Cetus, the Whale.


Second declension.

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cetus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cetus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • cetus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers