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



crispus (feminine crispa, neuter crispum); first/second declension

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


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative crispus crispa crispum crispī crispae crispa
genitive crispī crispae crispī crispōrum crispārum crispōrum
dative crispō crispō crispīs
accusative crispum crispam crispum crispōs crispās crispa
ablative crispō crispā crispō crispīs
vocative crispe crispa crispum crispī crispae crispa

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  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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