hereditas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hērēs (heir) +‎ -tās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hērēditās f (genitive hērēditātis); third declension

  1. inheritance
  2. hereditary succession
  3. hereditary legacy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hērēditās hērēditātēs
genitive hērēditātis hērēditātum
dative hērēditātī hērēditātibus
accusative hērēditātem hērēditātēs
ablative hērēditāte hērēditātibus
vocative hērēditās hērēditātēs

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References[edit]

  • hereditas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hereditas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hereditas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to inherit something: hereditate aliquid accipere
    • something has been left as a legacy by some one: hereditate aliquid relictum est ab aliquo
    • I have received a legacy from a person: hereditas ad me or mihi venit ab aliquo (Verr. 2. 1. 10)
    • to take possession of an inheritance: hereditatem adire, cernere
  • hereditas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hereditas in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin