difficilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *dwisfakelis. Equivalent to dis- +‎ facilis (easy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /difˈfi.ki.lis/, [d̪ɪfˈfɪkɪlʲɪs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /difˈfi.t͡ʃi.lis/, [d̪ifˈfiːt͡ʃilis]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

difficilis (neuter difficile, comparative difficilior, superlative difficillimus, adverb difficilē or difficiliter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. difficult, hard, troublesome
    Antonyms: facilis, prōmptus
  2. (of character) obstinate, intractable, hard to please or manage
    Synonyms: sēditiōsus, tumultuōsus, turbulentus, obstinātus
    Antonyms: obsequēns, obsequiōsus, oboediēns, facilis

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative difficilis difficile difficilēs difficilia
Genitive difficilis difficilium
Dative difficilī difficilibus
Accusative difficilem difficile difficilēs
difficilīs
difficilia
Ablative difficilī difficilibus
Vocative difficilis difficile difficilēs difficilia

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References[edit]

  • difficilis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • difficilis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • difficilis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • difficilis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • difficilis in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016