contemptus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contemnō (I despise)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

contemptus (feminine contempta, neuter contemptum, superlative contemptissimus, adverb contemptim); first/second-declension adjective

  1. despised, despicable
  2. contemptible, vile
  3. Valued little, disregarded
    • Quintus Curtius Rufus, Historiae Alexandri Magni, Book VI
      Parva saepe scintilla contempta magnum excitavit incendium.
      A small spark neglected has often roused to a great inferno.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative contemptus contempta contemptum contemptī contemptae contempta
Genitive contemptī contemptae contemptī contemptōrum contemptārum contemptōrum
Dative contemptō contemptō contemptīs
Accusative contemptum contemptam contemptum contemptōs contemptās contempta
Ablative contemptō contemptā contemptō contemptīs
Vocative contempte contempta contemptum contemptī contemptae contempta

Noun[edit]

contemptus m (genitive contemptūs); fourth declension

  1. contempt, scorn
  2. ignominy

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative contemptus contemptūs
Genitive contemptūs contemptuum
Dative contemptuī contemptibus
Accusative contemptum contemptūs
Ablative contemptū contemptibus
Vocative contemptus contemptūs

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