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Perfect passive participle of contingō (touch on all sides).



contāctus (feminine contācta, neuter contāctum); first/second-declension participle

  1. touched on all sides, having been touched on all sides
  2. reached, arrived at, having been reached
  3. touched, affected, moved, having been moved


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative contāctus contācta contāctum contāctī contāctae contācta
Genitive contāctī contāctae contāctī contāctōrum contāctārum contāctōrum
Dative contāctō contāctō contāctīs
Accusative contāctum contāctam contāctum contāctōs contāctās contācta
Ablative contāctō contāctā contāctō contāctīs
Vocative contācte contācta contāctum contāctī contāctae contācta


contāctus m (genitive contāctūs); fourth declension

  1. The act of touching; contact, touch.
  2. A contagion, infection.


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative contāctus contāctūs
Genitive contāctūs contāctuum
Dative contāctuī contāctibus
Accusative contāctum contāctūs
Ablative contāctū contāctibus
Vocative contāctus contāctūs

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  • contactus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contactus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • contactus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • contactus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette