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From honor (honor or honour, esteem).



honestus (feminine honesta, neuter honestum); first/second declension

  1. Full of or regarded with honor or honour; honorable or honourable, of high birth, noble, distinguished, respectable, eminent.
  2. Bringing or deserving honor or honour; worthy, creditable, respectable; decent, virtuous.
  3. (of one's appearance) Fine, handsome, beautiful, becoming, noble.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative honestus honesta honestum honestī honestae honesta
genitive honestī honestae honestī honestōrum honestārum honestōrum
dative honestō honestō honestīs
accusative honestum honestam honestum honestōs honestās honesta
ablative honestō honestā honestō honestīs
vocative honeste honesta honestum honestī honestae honesta


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  • honestus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • honestus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “honestus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • honestus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to live (all) one's life (honourably, in the country, as a man of learning): vitam, aetatem (omnem aetatem, omne aetatis tempus) agere (honeste, ruri, in litteris), degere, traducere