infans

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ fāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īnfāns (genitive īnfantis); third declension

  1. speechless, inarticulate
  2. newborn
  3. childish, foolish

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative īnfāns īnfantēs īnfantia
genitive īnfantis īnfantium
dative īnfantī īnfantibus
accusative īnfantem īnfāns īnfantēs īnfantia
ablative īnfantī īnfantibus
vocative īnfāns īnfantēs īnfantia

Noun[edit]

īnfāns m, f (genitive īnfantis); third declension

  1. an infant

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnfāns īnfantēs
genitive īnfantis īnfantium
dative īnfantī īnfantibus
accusative īnfantem īnfantēs
ablative īnfante īnfantibus
vocative īnfāns īnfantēs

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References[edit]

  • infans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • infans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • infans in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • infans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • infans in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • infans in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin