excelsus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From excellō (elevate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

excelsus (feminine excelsa, neuter excelsum, comparative excelsior, superlative excelsissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. elevated, lofty
    Synonyms: sublimis, altus
    Antonym: demissus
    Glōria in excelsīs Deō.
    Glory to God on high.
  2. surpassing, excelling

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative excelsus excelsa excelsum excelsī excelsae excelsa
Genitive excelsī excelsae excelsī excelsōrum excelsārum excelsōrum
Dative excelsō excelsō excelsīs
Accusative excelsum excelsam excelsum excelsōs excelsās excelsa
Ablative excelsō excelsā excelsō excelsīs
Vocative excelse excelsa excelsum excelsī excelsae excelsa

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: excels
  • Galician: excelso
  • Italian: eccelso
  • Portuguese: excelso
  • Spanish: excelso

References[edit]

  • excelsus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • excelsus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • excelsus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette