comitatus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin comitatus, from comes (companion). Doublet of county, from Anglo-Norman/Old French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

comitatus (plural comitatuses or comitatus)

  1. A group of warriors or nobles accompanying a king or other leader.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect participle of comitor, from comes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

comitātus m (feminine comitāta, neuter comitātum); first/second declension

  1. accompanied; guarded; served

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative comitātus comitāta comitātum comitātī comitātae comitāta
genitive comitātī comitātae comitātī comitātōrum comitātārum comitātōrum
dative comitātō comitātō comitātīs
accusative comitātum comitātam comitātum comitātōs comitātās comitāta
ablative comitātō comitātā comitātō comitātīs
vocative comitāte comitāta comitātum comitātī comitātae comitāta

References[edit]

Noun[edit]

comitātus m (genitive comitātūs); fourth declension

  1. company or troop of soldiers
  2. an escort or attending multitude, especially an imperial escort or retinue
  3. combination, association
  4. county

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative comitātus comitātūs
genitive comitātūs comitātuum
dative comitātuī comitātibus
accusative comitātum comitātūs
ablative comitātū comitātibus
vocative comitātus comitātūs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • cŏmĭtātus² in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • comitatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “comitatus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cŏmĭtātŭs” on page 348/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • comitatus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “comitatus”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 207–209