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dialecticus (feminine dialectica, neuter dialecticum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. dialectical
  2. logical
  3. reasoning


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative dialecticus dialectica dialecticum dialecticī dialecticae dialectica
Genitive dialecticī dialecticae dialecticī dialecticōrum dialecticārum dialecticōrum
Dative dialecticō dialecticō dialecticīs
Accusative dialecticum dialecticam dialecticum dialecticōs dialecticās dialectica
Ablative dialecticō dialecticā dialecticō dialecticīs
Vocative dialectice dialectica dialecticum dialecticī dialecticae dialectica


dialecticus m (genitive dialecticī); second declension

  1. dialectician
  2. logician


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dialecticus dialecticī
Genitive dialecticī dialecticōrum
Dative dialecticō dialecticīs
Accusative dialecticum dialecticōs
Ablative dialecticō dialecticīs
Vocative dialectice dialecticī

Related terms[edit]


  • dialecticus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dialecticus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dialecticus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) logic, dialectic: dialectica (-ae or -orum) (pure Latin disserendi ratio et scientia)
    • (ambiguous) an accomplished dialectician: homo in dialecticis versatissimus
    • (ambiguous) to be ignorant of even the elements of logic: dialecticis ne imbutum quidem esse