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fractus (plural fracti)

  1. (meteorology) a cloud species which consists of broken shreds of cloud, like scud. Associated with cumulus, and stratus genera.

Source AMS Glossary of Meteorology



Perfect passive participle of frangō (break, fragment).


frāctus m (feminine frācta, neuter frāctum); first/second declension

  1. broken, shattered, having been broken.
  2. vanquished, defeated, having been defeated.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative frāctus frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta
genitive frāctī frāctae frāctī frāctōrum frāctārum frāctōrum
dative frāctō frāctō frāctīs
accusative frāctum frāctam frāctum frāctōs frāctās frācta
ablative frāctō frāctā frāctō frāctīs
vocative frācte frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta

comparative: frāctior, superlative: frāctissimus.

Related terms[edit]



  • fractus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fractus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fractus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fractus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be cast down, discouraged, in despair: animo esse humili, demisso (more strongly animo esse fracto, perculso et abiecto) (Att. 3. 2)
    • (ambiguous) to be completely prostrated by fear: metu fractum et debilitatum, perculsum esse