difficultas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From difficilis (difficult, troublesome) +‎ -tās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

difficultās f (genitive difficultātis); third declension

  1. difficulty, distress, trouble

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative difficultās difficultātēs
genitive difficultātis difficultātum
dative difficultātī difficultātibus
accusative difficultātem difficultātēs
ablative difficultāte difficultātibus
vocative difficultās difficultātēs

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References[edit]

  • difficultas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • difficultas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • difficultas” 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 in a dilemma; in difficulties: in angustiis, difficultatibus, esse or versari
    • to be in a dilemma; in difficulties: angustiis premi, difficultatibus affici
    • to be in severe pecuniary straits: in summa difficultate nummaria versari (Verr. 2. 28. 69)
    • want of corn; scarcity in the corn-market: difficultas annonae (Imp. Pomp. 15. 44)