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From in- (not) +‎ aequus (equal, even, fair).



inīquus (feminine inīqua, neuter inīquum); first/second declension

  1. unjust, unfair
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 1.44:
      Si iterum experiri velint, se iterum paratum esse decertare; si pace uti velint, iniquum esse de stipendio recusare, quod sua voluntate ad id tempus pependerint.
      If they chose to make a second trial, he was ready to encounter them again; but if they chose to enjoy peace, it was unfair to refuse the tribute, which of their own free-will they had paid up to that time.
  2. unequal, uneven
  3. unfavourable, disadvantageous
  4. unkind, hostile
  5. unsuitable


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative inīquus inīqua inīquum inīquī inīquae inīqua
Genitive inīquī inīquae inīquī inīquōrum inīquārum inīquōrum
Dative inīquō inīquō inīquīs
Accusative inīquum inīquam inīquum inīquōs inīquās inīqua
Ablative inīquō inīquā inīquō inīquīs
Vocative inīque inīqua inīquum inīquī inīquae inīqua