diligens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of dīligō (esteem, love)

Participle[edit]

dīligēns m, f, n (genitive dīligentis); third declension

  1. diligent, careful, attentive

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative dīligēns dīligentēs dīligentia
genitive dīligentis dīligentium
dative dīligentī dīligentibus
accusative dīligentem dīligēns dīligentēs dīligentia
ablative dīligente, dīligentī1 dīligentibus
vocative dīligēns dīligentēs dīligentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

References[edit]

  • diligens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diligens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diligens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • truthful; veracious: veritatis amans, diligens, studiosus
    • a conscientious historian: homo in historia diligens
    • to be exact in calculating dates: diligentem esse in exquirendis temporibus
    • to be pedantic: nimium diligentem esse
    • to be exact, punctual in the performance of one's duty: diligentem esse in retinendis officiis
    • to be economical: diligentem, frugi esse
    • a careful master of the house: diligens paterfamilias
  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.