decus

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See also: déçus

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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]

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Noun[edit]

decus n ‎(genitive decoris); third declension

  1. honor, distinction, glory
  2. pride, dignity
  3. grace, splendor, ornament, beauty
  4. (in the plural) deeds of honor, honorable achievements

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

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, page 164