contemptus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contemno "I despise"

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

contemptus m (feminine contempta, neuter contemptum); first/second declension

  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.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

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 contemptae contemptō contemptīs contemptīs contemptīs
accusative contemptum contemptam contemptum contemptōs contemptās contempta
ablative contemptō contemptā contemptō contemptīs contemptīs contemptīs
vocative contempte contempta contemptum contemptī contemptae contempta

Noun[edit]

contemptus m (genitive contemptūs); fourth declension

  1. contempt, scorn
  2. ignomy

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative contemptus contemptūs
genitive contemptūs contemptuum
dative contemptuī contemptibus
accusative contemptum contemptūs
ablative contemptū contemptibus
vocative contemptus contemptūs