fortis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fortis (brave).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fortis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) Strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless.

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill). Cognate with Avestan 𐬠𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬧𐬝 (bərəzaṇt̰), Sanskrit बर्हयति (barhayati, to invigorate) and Old English burg (English borough).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fortis (neuter forte); third declension

  1. strong (physically powerful)
  2. (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast
Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative fortis forte fortēs fortia
genitive fortis fortium
dative fortī fortibus
accusative fortem forte fortēs fortia
ablative fortī fortibus
vocative fortis forte fortēs fortia
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Etymology 2[edit]

From fōrs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fōrtis

  1. genitive singular of fōrs

References[edit]

  • fortis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fortis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fortis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fortis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • be brave: fortem te praebe
    • (ambiguous) quite accidentally, fortuitously: temere et fortuito; forte (et) temere
    • (ambiguous) to be brave by nature: animo forti esse
    • (ambiguous) personally brave: manu fortis

Old Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fortis

  1. strong

Declension[edit]

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