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dīgnus +‎ -tās



dīgnitās f (genitive dīgnitātis); third declension

  1. worth, merit
  2. fitness, suitability
  3. esteem, standing, status, rank
  4. dignity
    deus ibi magna cum dignitate sedet
    There the God sits with great dignity.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dīgnitās dīgnitātēs
genitive dīgnitātis dīgnitātum
dative dīgnitātī dīgnitātibus
accusative dīgnitātem dīgnitātēs
ablative dīgnitāte dīgnitātibus
vocative dīgnitās dīgnitātēs



  • dignitas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dignitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “dignitas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • dignitas” 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 gain dignity; to make oneself a person of consequence: auctoritatem or dignitatem sibi conciliare, parare
    • to insult a person's dignity: auctoritati, dignitati alicuius illudere
    • to be in a dignified position: dignitas est summa in aliquo
    • to be in a dignified position: summa dignitate praeditum esse
    • to consider a thing beneath one's dignity: aliquid alienum (a) dignitate sua or merely a se ducere
    • to guard, maintain one's dignity: dignitatem suam tueri, defendere, retinere, obtinere
    • to be careful of one's dignity: dignitati suae servire, consulere
    • to elevate to the highest dignity: aliquem ad summam dignitatem perducere (B. G. 7. 39)
    • to occupy the first, second position in the state: principem (primum), secundum locum dignitatis obtinere
    • to occupy a very high position in the state: in altissimo dignitatis gradu collocatum, locatum, positum esse
    • to depose, bring down a person from his elevated position: aliquem ex altissimo dignitatis gradu praecipitare (Dom. 37. 98)
    • to overthrow a person (cf. sect. IX. 6): aliquem de dignitatis gradu demovere
    • to attain a position of dignity: dignitatis gradum ascendere