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



crassus (feminine crassa, neuter crassum, comparative crassior, superlative crassissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  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 adjective.

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