humanitas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hūmānus ‎(human) +‎ -itās.

Noun[edit]

hūmānitās f ‎(genitive hūmānitātis); third declension

  1. humanity, human nature
  2. kindness, courtesy
  3. culture, civilization

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hūmānitās hūmānitātēs
genitive hūmānitātis hūmānitātum
dative hūmānitātī hūmānitātibus
accusative hūmānitātem hūmānitātēs
ablative hūmānitāte hūmānitātibus
vocative hūmānitās hūmānitātēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • humanitas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • humanitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • HUMANITAS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • humanitas in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be quite uncivilised: omnis cultus et humanitatis expertem esse
    • to be quite uncivilised: ab omni cultu et humanitate longe abesse (B. G. 1. 1. 3)
    • to teach a person refinement: aliquem ad humanitatem informare or instituere
    • the usual subjects taught to boys: artes, quibus aetas puerilis ad humanitatem informari solet
    • to be quite insensible to all feelings of humanity: omnem humanitatem exuisse, abiecisse (Lig. 5. 14)
    • to be quite insensible of all feelings to humanity: omnem humanitatis sensum amisisse
    • to be absolutely wanting in sympathy: omnis humanitatis expertem esse
    • to stifle, repress all humane sentiments in one's mind: omnem humanitatem ex animo exstirpare (Amic. 13. 48)
    • a most courteous letter: litterae officii or humanitatis plenae
  • humanitas in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016