curtus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kert-, *(s)ker- ‎(short). Cognate with Scots short, schort ‎(short), Old High German scurz ‎(Middle High German schurz, short), Old Norse skorta ‎(Danish skorte, to lack), Albanian shkurt ‎(short, brief), English short. More at shirt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curtus m ‎(feminine curta, neuter curtum); first/second declension

  1. shortened, short
  2. mutilated, broken, incomplete

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative curtus curta curtum curtī curtae curta
genitive curtī curtae curtī curtōrum curtārum curtōrum
dative curtō curtō curtīs
accusative curtum curtam curtum curtōs curtās curta
ablative curtō curtā curtō curtīs
vocative curte curta curtum curtī curtae curta

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References[edit]

  • curtus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • curtus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • curtus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016