insanus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- ‎(not) + sānus ‎(healthy, sound)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īnsānus m ‎(feminine īnsāna, neuter īnsānum); first/second declension

  1. mad, insane, demented
    • c. 254 BCE – 184 BCE, Plautus, Captivi
      Aristophontes: Quid tu autem? Etiam huic credis?
      Hegio: Quid ego credam huic?
      Aristophontes: Insanum esse me?
      Aristophontes: How’s this? You, too? Do you actually believe him?
      Hegio: Believe him in what?
      Aristophontes: That I’m insane?
    • c. 254 BCE – 184 BCE, Plautus, Captivi
      Quid ais? Quid si adeam hunc insanum?
      See here, what if I should step up to this lunatic?

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative īnsānus īnsāna īnsānum īnsānī īnsānae īnsāna
genitive īnsānī īnsānae īnsānī īnsānōrum īnsānārum īnsānōrum
dative īnsānō īnsānō īnsānīs
accusative īnsānum īnsānam īnsānum īnsānōs īnsānās īnsāna
ablative īnsānō īnsānā īnsānō īnsānīs
vocative īnsāne īnsāna īnsānum īnsānī īnsānae īnsāna

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • insanus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • insanus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • insanus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016