conatus

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See also: conatûs

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnātus.

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Noun[edit]

conatus (plural conatus or conatûs)

  1. An effort, an endeavour, a striving.
  2. A force or impulse; a nisus.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia:
      [E]ach part so moved does by that motion exert a conatus of protruding and displacing all the adjacent Particles.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect active participle of cōnor (try, attempt).

Participle[edit]

cōnātus m (feminine cōnāta, neuter cōnātum); first/second declension

  1. tried, attempted, having tried.
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cōnātus cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta
genitive cōnātī cōnātae cōnātī cōnātōrum cōnātārum cōnātōrum
dative cōnātō cōnātō cōnātīs
accusative cōnātum cōnātam cōnātum cōnātōs cōnātās cōnāta
ablative cōnātō cōnātā cōnātō cōnātīs
vocative cōnāte cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta

Etymology 2[edit]

From cōnor (try, attempt) +‎ -tus.

Noun[edit]

cōnātus m (genitive cōnātūs); fourth declension

  1. attempt, effort
  2. exertion, struggle
Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōnātus cōnātūs
genitive cōnātūs cōnātuum
dative cōnātuī cōnātibus
accusative cōnātum cōnātūs
ablative cōnātū cōnātibus
vocative cōnātus cōnātūs
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