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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Cognate with crīnis, crista.



crīspus (feminine crīspa, neuter crīspum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. curly; crimped (of hair)
  2. tremulous


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative crīspus crīspa crīspum crīspī crīspae crīspa
Genitive crīspī crīspae crīspī crīspōrum crīspārum crīspōrum
Dative crīspō crīspō crīspīs
Accusative crīspum crīspam crīspum crīspōs crīspās crīspa
Ablative crīspō crīspā crīspō crīspīs
Vocative crīspe crīspa crīspum crīspī crīspae crīspa

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  • Albanian: kreshpë
  • Catalan: cresp
  • English: crisp, crêpe
  • French: crêpe
  • Galician: crecho, crespo


  • crispus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • crispus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crispus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • crispus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crispus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray