debilis

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Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dēbilis (neuter dēbile, comparative dēbilior, superlative dēbilissimus); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. weak, frail, feeble
    Synonyms: languidus, fractus, aeger, mollis, fessus, tenuis, īnfirmus, inops, obnoxius
    Antonyms: praevalēns, fortis, potis, potēns, validus, strēnuus, compos
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, Book II, Chapter IV
      Ita est utraque res sine altera debilis.
      Thus each is feeble without the other.
  2. lame, disabled, crippled, infirm
    Synonym: claudus

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative dēbilis dēbile dēbilēs dēbilia
Genitive dēbilis dēbilium
Dative dēbilī dēbilibus
Accusative dēbilem dēbile dēbilēs
dēbilīs
dēbilia
Ablative dēbilī dēbilibus
Vocative dēbilis dēbile dēbilēs dēbilia

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References[edit]

  • debilis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • debilis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • debilis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • debilis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette