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Perfect passive participle of ēligō.


ēlēctus (feminine ēlēcta, neuter ēlēctum); first/second-declension participle

  1. extracted
  2. chosen, elected
    1. (Manichaeism) electus, member of the highest class of believer in Manichaeism, who adhere to an ascetic, vegetarian way of life.
      • Aurelius Augustine, In psalmum 140, 12.
        Tales sunt electi, ut non sint salvandi a Deo, sed salvatores Dei.
        So great are the electi, that they are not to be saved by God, but saviours of God.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ēlēctus ēlēcta ēlēctum ēlēctī ēlēctae ēlēcta
Genitive ēlēctī ēlēctae ēlēctī ēlēctōrum ēlēctārum ēlēctōrum
Dative ēlēctō ēlēctō ēlēctīs
Accusative ēlēctum ēlēctam ēlēctum ēlēctōs ēlēctās ēlēcta
Ablative ēlēctō ēlēctā ēlēctō ēlēctīs
Vocative ēlēcte ēlēcta ēlēctum ēlēctī ēlēctae ēlēcta

Derived terms[edit]

  • Medieval Latin: archielectus



  • electus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • electus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • electus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • electus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • electus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray