desperatio

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēspērātiō f (genitive dēspērātiōnis); third declension

  1. hopelessness, despair
  2. desperation
  3. foolhardiness

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēspērātiō dēspērātiōnēs
genitive dēspērātiōnis dēspērātiōnum
dative dēspērātiōnī dēspērātiōnibus
accusative dēspērātiōnem dēspērātiōnēs
ablative dēspērātiōne dēspērātiōnibus
vocative dēspērātiō dēspērātiōnēs

References[edit]

  • desperatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desperatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • desperatio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be plunged into the depths of despair: ad (summam) desperationem pervenire, adduci (B. C. 2. 42)
    • absolute despair; a hopeless situation: desperatio rerum (omnium) (Catil. 2. 11. 25)