dignus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *degnos, from Proto-Indo-European *dḱ-nós, from *deḱ- (to take). Cognate to Latin decus and decet, discō, doceō, Ancient Greek δέχομαι (dékhomai).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdiɡ.nus/, [ˈd̪ɪŋ.n̪ʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdiɲ.ɲus/, [ˈd̪iɲ.ɲus]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

dignus (feminine digna, neuter dignum, comparative dignior, superlative dignissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. appropriate, fitting, worthy, meet
    Vere dignum et justum est... - "It is truly right and just..." (from the Preface of the Roman Liturgy)

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative dignus digna dignum dignī dignae digna
Genitive dignī dignae dignī dignōrum dignārum dignōrum
Dative dignō dignō dignīs
Accusative dignum dignam dignum dignōs dignās digna
Ablative dignō dignā dignō dignīs
Vocative digne digna dignum dignī dignae digna

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: denjë
  • Catalan: digne
  • Dalmatian: denj
  • French: digne
  • Italian: degno
  • Occitan: digne, dinhe

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