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Perfect passive participle of fruor (have the benefit of, use, enjoy).



frū̆ctus m (genitive frū̆ctūs); fourth declension

  1. enjoyment, delight, satisfaction
  2. produce, product, fruit
  3. profit, yield, output, income
  4. (by extension) effect, result, return, reward, success

Usage notes[edit]

Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the first syllable (frūctus for fructus).


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative frū̆ctus frū̆ctūs
genitive frū̆ctūs frū̆ctuum
dative frū̆ctuī frū̆ctibus
accusative frū̆ctum frū̆ctūs
ablative frū̆ctū frū̆ctibus
vocative frū̆ctus frū̆ctūs

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frū̆ctus m (feminine frū̆cta, neuter frū̆ctum); first/second declension

  1. enjoyed, having derived pleasure from


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative frū̆ctus frū̆cta frū̆ctum frū̆ctī frū̆ctae frū̆cta
genitive frū̆ctī frū̆ctae frū̆ctī frū̆ctōrum frū̆ctārum frū̆ctōrum
dative frū̆ctō frū̆ctō frū̆ctīs
accusative frū̆ctum frū̆ctam frū̆ctum frū̆ctōs frū̆ctās frū̆cta
ablative frū̆ctō frū̆ctā frū̆ctō frū̆ctīs
vocative frū̆cte frū̆cta frū̆ctum frū̆ctī frū̆ctae frū̆cta


  • fructus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fructus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fructus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fructus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to derive (great) profit , advantage from a thing: fructum (uberrimum) capere, percipere, consequi ex aliqua re
    • (great) advantage accrues to me from this: fructus ex hac re redundant in or ad me
    • I am benefited by a thing: aliquid ad meum fructum redundat
    • to reap: fructus demetere or percipere
    • to harvest crops: fructus condere (N. D. 2. 62. 156)
  • fructus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fructus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin