cliens

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly an alteration of cluēns, present active participle of clueō (I am called, named, esteemed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cliēns m or f (genitive clientis); third declension

  1. customer
  2. client, retainer, follower
  3. companion, favorite
  4. (of a nation) ally, vassal
  5. one under the protection of a particular deity
    cliēns Bacchī — "client of Bacchus"

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cliēns clientēs
Genitive clientis clientium
Dative clientī clientibus
Accusative clientem clientīs
clientēs
Ablative cliente clientibus
Vocative cliēns clientēs

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References[edit]

  • cliens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cliens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cliens 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)
  • cliens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cliens in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin