facetus

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

facetus

  1. conditional of faceti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some connect this along with faciēs, fax, focus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- ‎(to shine). Cognate with Ancient Greek φαίνω ‎(phaínō, to shine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

facētus m ‎(feminine facēta, neuter facētum); first/second declension

  1. elegant, fine
  2. courteous, polite
  3. witty, jocose, facetious

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative facētus facēta facētum facētī facētae facēta
genitive facētī facētae facētī facētōrum facētārum facētōrum
dative facētō facētō facētīs
accusative facētum facētam facētum facētōs facētās facēta
ablative facētō facētā facētō facētīs
vocative facēte facēta facētum facētī facētae facēta

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References[edit]

  • facetus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • facetus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be witty: facete dicere
    • to make witty remarks: facetiis uti, facetum esse
    • to indulge in apt witticisms: facete et commode dicere
    • a witticism, bon mot: facete dictum