colonus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin colōnus.

Noun[edit]

colonus (plural coloni)

  1. (historical) A sharecropping tenant farmer of the late Roman Empire and Early Middle Ages.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From colō (cultivate, till).

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Noun[edit]

colōnus m (genitive colōnī); second declension

  1. farmer
  2. colonist, colonial, inhabitant
    Colonos novos ascribere.
    To appoint new inhabitants.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative colōnus colōnī
genitive colōnī colōnōrum
dative colōnō colōnīs
accusative colōnum colōnōs
ablative colōnō colōnīs
vocative colōne colōnī

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References[edit]

  • colonus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • colonus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “colonus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • colonus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • colonus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • colonus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers