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Inflected form of compositus; the noun is the substantivised neuter form.



  1. nominative neuter singular of compositus
  2. accusative masculine singular of compositus
  3. accusative neuter singular of compositus
  4. vocative neuter singular of compositus


compositum n (genitive compositī); second declension

  1. that which is agreed; an agreement, compact, etc.
  2. compound word, compound

Usage notes[edit]

  • This noun also appears (in the ablative only) in the phrases ēx compositō (according to agreement”, “by agreement”, “in concert) and compositō (by agreement), as well as more rarely (in the same sense) alone as compositō.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative compositum composita
genitive compositī compositōrum
dative compositō compositīs
accusative compositum composita
ablative compositō compositīs
vocative compositum composita


  • compositum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • compositum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) well-ordered, well-brushed hair: capilli compti, compositi (opp. horridi)
    • (ambiguous) an elaborate speech: oratio composita
    • (ambiguous) well-arranged words: verba composita