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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-.


frētus (feminine frēta, neuter frētum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (with ablative) trusting to, relying on, depending upon; supported by or leaning on something- in a good or bad sense
    Datis, etsi non aequum locum videbat suis, tamen fretus numero copiarum suarum confligere cupiebat
    (The general) Datis, however not seeing a proper place for his troops, relying on the number of his armies longed to battle. (Cornelius Nepos, De Viris Illustribus, Miltiades, V.)

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative frētus frēta frētum frētī frētae frēta
Genitive frētī frētae frētī frētōrum frētārum frētōrum
Dative frētō frētō frētīs
Accusative frētum frētam frētum frētōs frētās frēta
Ablative frētō frētā frētō frētīs
Vocative frēte frēta frētum frētī frētae frēta

Etymology 2[edit]

From fretum (strait, channel)


fretus m (genitive fretūs); fourth declension

  1. strait, channel

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fretus fretūs
Genitive fretūs fretuum
Dative fretuī fretibus
Accusative fretum fretūs
Ablative fretū fretibus
Vocative fretus fretūs