desertus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of dēserō (forsake, abandon).

Participle[edit]

dēsertus (feminine dēserta, neuter dēsertum, comparative dēsertior, superlative dēsertissimus); first/second-declension participle

  1. deserted, abandoned, forsaken; having been deserted, etc.
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 2.562-563:
      “[...] subiit dēserta Creūsa,
      et dīrepta domus, et parvī cāsūs Iūlī.”
      “[...] the thought of Creusa having been forsaken, and my home laid waste, and the misfortune of little Iulus.”
      (As Troy falls Aeneas fears for the safety of his own family.)
  2. (substantive in the plural) desert

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative dēsertus dēserta dēsertum dēsertī dēsertae dēserta
Genitive dēsertī dēsertae dēsertī dēsertōrum dēsertārum dēsertōrum
Dative dēsertō dēsertō dēsertīs
Accusative dēsertum dēsertam dēsertum dēsertōs dēsertās dēserta
Ablative dēsertō dēsertā dēsertō dēsertīs
Vocative dēserte dēserta dēsertum dēsertī dēsertae dēserta

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • desertus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desertus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • desertus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • deserts: loca deserta (opp. frequentia)
    • (ambiguous) to be abandoned by good luck: a fortuna desertum, derelictum esse

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

desertus m

  1. accusative plural of deserts