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Uncertain origin; possibly imitative[1], or from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Polish błagi and Lithuanian blogas[2].



flaccus (feminine flacca, neuter flaccum); first/second declension

  1. flabby, flaccid, hanging down
  2. flap-eared


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative flaccus flacca flaccum flaccī flaccae flacca
genitive flaccī flaccae flaccī flaccōrum flaccārum flaccōrum
dative flaccō flaccō flaccīs
accusative flaccum flaccam flaccum flaccōs flaccās flacca
ablative flaccō flaccā flaccō flaccīs
vocative flacce flacca flaccum flaccī flaccae flacca

Derived terms[edit]



  • flaccus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • flaccus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flaccus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • flaccus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ per OED
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “bh(e)lāg-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 124-125