Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Clemens



From clīnō + participial suffix -menos.



clēmēns (genitive clēmentis, comparative clēmentior, superlative clēmentissimus, adverb clēmenter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. merciful, lenient
  2. mild, gentle, quiet, peaceful, easy, moderate
  3. compliant


Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative clēmēns clēmentēs clēmentia
Genitive clēmentis clēmentium
Dative clēmentī clēmentibus
Accusative clēmentem clēmēns clēmentēs clēmentia
Ablative clēmentī clēmentibus
Vocative clēmēns clēmentēs clēmentia

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


  • Catalan: clement
  • French: clément
  • Galician: clemente
  • Italian: clemente
  • Portuguese: clemente
  • Spanish: clemente


  • clemens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clemens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clemens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be dogmatic; positive: pertinacem (opp. clementem) esse in disputando
  • clemens in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clemens in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray