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From gentīlis (of a people or nation) +‎ -tās.



gentīlitās f (genitive gentīlitātis); third declension

  1. the relationship of those who belong to the same gens
  2. relatives bearing the same name
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) heathenism, paganism
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) the heathens, pagans


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gentīlitās gentīlitātēs
genitive gentīlitātis gentīlitātum
dative gentīlitātī gentīlitātibus
accusative gentīlitātem gentīlitātēs
ablative gentīlitāte gentīlitātibus
vocative gentīlitās gentīlitātēs

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  • gentilitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gentilitas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
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