gracilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Old Latin verb *graceō or *craceō meaning "I'm meager, slim," from Proto-Indo-European *kerḱ- (to become thin, to wane), related to Sanskrit कृश (kṛśa, thin, lean), Lithuanian karštu (to age), Avestan *𐬐𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀 (*kərəsa, meager, lean), and German schlank (slim).

Also compare cracens (slender).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡra.ki.lis/, [ˈɡra.kɪ.lɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈɡra.t͡ʃi.lis/, [ˈɡraː.t͡ʃi.lis]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

gracilis (neuter gracile); third declension

  1. slender, slim, thin
  2. meager, scanty, lean
  3. (of style) unadorned, simple

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative gracilis gracile gracilēs gracilia
Genitive gracilis gracilium
Dative gracilī gracilibus
Accusative gracilem gracile gracilēs, gracilīs gracilia
Ablative gracilī gracilibus
Vocative gracilis gracile gracilēs gracilia

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