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From Old Latin cartsus, from Proto-Indo-European *kert- (to weave, twist together). See also crātis (wickerwork).



crassus (feminine crassa, neuter crassum); first/second declension

  1. dense, thick, solid
  2. fat, gross, plump
  3. (of a liquid) concentrated, thick; turgid
  4. (of the weather) heavy, thick, dense; murky
  5. (figuratively) crass, stupid, dull, stolid


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative crassus crassa crassum crassī crassae crassa
genitive crassī crassae crassī crassōrum crassārum crassōrum
dative crassō crassō crassīs
accusative crassum crassam crassum crassōs crassās crassa
ablative crassō crassā crassō crassīs
vocative crasse crassa crassum crassī crassae crassa


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  • crassus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • crassus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crassus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • with no intelligence or skill: crassa or pingui Minerva (proverb.)
  • crassus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crassus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray