infimus

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Etymology[edit]

Superlative form of īnferus. See also īmus.

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īnfimus ‎(superlative of īnferus)

  1. lowest
  2. very low
  3. latest

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative īnfimus īnfima īnfimum īnfimī īnfimae īnfima
genitive īnfimī īnfimae īnfimī īnfimōrum īnfimārum īnfimōrum
dative īnfimō īnfimō īnfimīs
accusative īnfimum īnfimam īnfimum īnfimōs īnfimās īnfima
ablative īnfimō īnfimā īnfimō īnfimīs
vocative īnfime īnfima īnfimum īnfimī īnfimae īnfima

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References[edit]

  • infimus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • infimus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • infimus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • at the foot of the mountain: sub radicibus montis, in infimo monte, sub monte
    • a gentle ascent: collis leniter ab infimo acclivis (opp. leniter a summo declivis)
    • the position of the lower classes: condicio ac fortuna hominum infimi generis
    • to be influenced by, to yield to urgent (abject) entreaty: magnis (infimis) precibus moveri
    • from the lowest classes: infimo loco natus
    • high and low: summi (et) infimi (Rep. 1. 34. 53)
    • a degraded, servile condition: infima fortuna or condicio servorum