curiosus

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Etymology[edit]

From cūra ‎(care, concern, worry).

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Adjective[edit]

cūriōsus m ‎(feminine cūriōsa, neuter cūriōsum); first/second declension

  1. Careful, diligent, thoughtful, devoted.
  2. Elaborate, complicated.
  3. That injures himself by care; careworn, emaciated, wasted, lean.
  4. (in a good sense) Curious, inquisitive.
  5. (in a bad sense) Meddlesome, officious, prying, interfering, curious, inquisitive.
  6. (substantive) One who pries; a spy or scout; secret police, informer.

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First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cūriōsus cūriōsa cūriōsum cūriōsī cūriōsae cūriōsa
genitive cūriōsī cūriōsae cūriōsī cūriōsōrum cūriōsārum cūriōsōrum
dative cūriōsō cūriōsae cūriōsō cūriōsīs cūriōsīs cūriōsīs
accusative cūriōsum cūriōsam cūriōsum cūriōsōs cūriōsās cūriōsa
ablative cūriōsō cūriōsā cūriōsō cūriōsīs cūriōsīs cūriōsīs
vocative cūriōse cūriōsa cūriōsum cūriōsī cūriōsae cūriōsa

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