elegans

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See also: elegáns

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ēlegāns m, f, n ‎(genitive ēlegantis); third declension

  1. fine, elegant, handsome
  2. tasteful
  3. fastidious, critical
  4. discriminating, polite

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia
genitive ēlegantis ēlegantium
dative ēlegantī ēlegantibus
accusative ēlegantem ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia
ablative ēlegantī ēlegantibus
vocative ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • elegans in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elegans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • elegans in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a fine, practised ear: aures elegantes, teretes, tritae (De Or. 9. 27)
    • sound knowledge; scholarship: doctrina exquisita, subtilis, elegans
    • good taste; delicate perception: iudicium subtile, elegans, exquisitum, intellegens
    • (ambiguous) logical minuteness, precision: disserendi elegantia
    • (ambiguous) he possesses sound judgment in matters of taste: elegantia in illo est
    • (ambiguous) tasteful description: elegantia orationis