emeritus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emeritus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: e‧me‧ri‧tus
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹətəs
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

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emeritus (not comparable)

  1. Retired, but retaining an honorific version of a previous title (especially "professor").

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Noun[edit]

emeritus (plural emeriti, feminine emerita)

  1. A person retired in this sense.
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
      Oh, you veteran crime reporter, you grave old usher, you once popular policeman, now in solitary confinement after gracing that school crossing for years, you wretched emeritus read to by a boy!

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emeritus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [eˈmeːʀitʊs]
  • Hyphenation: eme‧ri‧tus
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

emeritus (not comparable)

  1. emeritus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of ēmereō (earn, merit).

Participle[edit]

ēmeritus (feminine ēmerita, neuter ēmeritum); first/second-declension participle

  1. earned, merited, having been earned.
  2. served, having done one's service.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ēmeritus ēmerita ēmeritum ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmerita
Genitive ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmeritī ēmeritōrum ēmeritārum ēmeritōrum
Dative ēmeritō ēmeritō ēmeritīs
Accusative ēmeritum ēmeritam ēmeritum ēmeritōs ēmeritās ēmerita
Ablative ēmeritō ēmeritā ēmeritō ēmeritīs
Vocative ēmerite ēmerita ēmeritum ēmeritī ēmeritae ēmerita

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: emèrit
  • English: emeritus
  • Italian: emerito
  • Portuguese: emérito
  • Spanish: emérito, Mérida

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