dilectus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of dīligō (I esteem, love).

Participle[edit]

dīlēctus m (feminine dīlēcta, neuter dīlēctum); first/second declension

  1. having been esteemed, loved, beloved
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dīlēctus dīlēcta dīlēctum dīlēctī dīlēctae dīlēcta
genitive dīlēctī dīlēctae dīlēctī dīlēctōrum dīlēctārum dīlēctōrum
dative dīlēctō dīlēctō dīlēctīs
accusative dīlēctum dīlēctam dīlēctum dīlēctōs dīlēctās dīlēcta
ablative dīlēctō dīlēctā dīlēctō dīlēctīs
vocative dīlēcte dīlēcta dīlēctum dīlēctī dīlēctae dīlēcta

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dīlēctus m (genitive dīlēctūs); fourth declension

  1. levy, draft, conscription,pet
    Caesar dilectum habere instituit.
  2. enlistment
Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dīlēctus dīlēctūs
genitive dīlēctūs dīlēctuum
dative dīlēctuī dīlēctibus
accusative dīlēctum dīlēctūs
ablative dīlēctū dīlēctibus
vocative dīlēctus dīlēctūs

References[edit]

  • dilectus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dilectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dilectus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to hold a levy: dilectum habere
  • dilectus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers