humilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰemelo-, from *dʰéǵʰōm ‎(earth), whence humus. Cognate with Ancient Greek χθαμαλός ‎(khthamalós), Phrygian ζεμελως ‎(zemelōs, man).

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Adjective[edit]

humilis m, f ‎(neuter humile); third declension

  1. low, lowly, small, slight; shallow
  2. (in respect to birth, fortune or worth) base, mean, humble, obscure, poor, needy, insignificant, low
  3. (of mind or character) submissive, abject

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative humilis humile humilēs humilia
genitive humilis humilium
dative humilī humilibus
accusative humilem humile humilēs humilia
ablative humilī humilibus
vocative humilis humile humilēs humilia

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References[edit]

  • humilis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.