decus

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See also: déçus

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

decus

  1. conditional of deci

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *dekos (dignity), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱos (that which is proper), from *deḱ- (take, perceive).[1] Compare with decor.

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Noun[edit]

decus n (genitive decoris); third declension

  1. honor, distinction, glory
    • circa 100-110, Tacitus, Histories: Book 4[1]:
      Obsessos hinc fides, inde egestas inter decus ac flagitium distrahebant.
      The ties of loyalty on the one hand, and the necessities of famine on the other, kept the besieged wavering between the alternatives of glory and infamy.
  2. pride, dignity
  3. grace, splendor, ornament, beauty
  4. (in the plural) deeds of honor, honorable achievements

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative decus decora
Genitive decoris decorum
Dative decorī decoribus
Accusative decus decora
Ablative decore decoribus
Vocative decus decora

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “decet”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 164