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Perfect passive participle of explicō (unfold).


explicātus m (feminine explicāta, neuter explicātum); first/second declension

  1. unfolded, unfurled, uncoiled, loosened, spread out, having been unfolded
  2. deployed, extended, displayed, having been deployed
  3. disentangled, solved, settled; regulated, adjusted; having been solved
  4. (of speech) developed, set forth, explained, having been developed
  5. (by extension) clear, plain, intelligible
  6. (by extension) assured, certain
  7. (by extension) well-ordered, regular


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative explicātus explicāta explicātum explicātī explicātae explicāta
genitive explicātī explicātae explicātī explicātōrum explicātārum explicātōrum
dative explicātō explicātō explicātīs
accusative explicātum explicātam explicātum explicātōs explicātās explicāta
ablative explicātō explicātā explicātō explicātīs
vocative explicāte explicāta explicātum explicātī explicātae explicāta


explicātus m (genitive explicātūs); fourth declension

  1. The act of unfolding, unfurling or stretching apart.
  2. (of speech) An explication, explication, exposition


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative explicātus explicātūs
genitive explicātūs explicātuum
dative explicātuī explicātibus
accusative explicātum explicātūs
ablative explicātū explicātibus
vocative explicātus explicātūs


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