constans

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of cōnstō (stand together).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

cōnstāns (genitive cōnstantis); third declension

  1. standing together
  2. standing still; constant, unchanging
  3. firm; persistent
  4. agreeing, corresponding; harmonious, consistent

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia
genitive cōnstantis cōnstantium
dative cōnstantī cōnstantibus
accusative cōnstantem cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia
ablative cōnstantī cōnstantibus
vocative cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia

Adjective[edit]

cōnstāns (genitive cōnstantis); third declension

  1. constant, unchanging
  2. steadfast, resolute
  3. secure

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia
genitive cōnstantis cōnstantium
dative cōnstantī cōnstantibus
accusative cōnstantem cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia
ablative cōnstantī cōnstantibus
vocative cōnstāns cōnstantēs cōnstantia

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • constans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • constans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • constans” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the regular courses of the stars: motus stellarum constantes et rati
    • manhood: aetas constans, media, firmata, corroborata (not virilis)
    • a man of character, with a strong personality: vir constans, gravis (opp. homo inconstans, levis)
    • to be consistent: sibi constare, constantem esse
  • constans in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • constans in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016