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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).



dīgnus (feminine dīgna, neuter dīgnum); first/second declension

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


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dīgnus dīgna dīgnum dīgnī dīgnae dīgna
genitive dīgnī dīgnae dīgnī dīgnōrum dīgnārum dīgnōrum
dative dīgnō dīgnō dīgnīs
accusative dīgnum dīgnam dīgnum dīgnōs dīgnās dīgna
ablative dīgnō dīgnā dīgnō dīgnīs
vocative dīgne dīgna dīgnum dīgnī dīgnae dīgna

Derived terms[edit]



  • dignus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dignus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “dignus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • dignus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette