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From in- (not) +‎ tempus (time) +‎ -tus (forms participles, adjectives, and substantive nouns). See also tempestās (storm; season; weather).



intempestus (feminine intempesta, neuter intempestum); first/second declension

  1. untimely, especially:
    1. unseasonable, particularly unseasonably stormy weather
    2. unpropitious
  2. dark, dismal
    intempesta nox
    darkest night
  3. unhealthy
  4. stormy, tempestuous


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative intempestus intempesta intempestum intempestī intempestae intempesta
genitive intempestī intempestae intempestī intempestōrum intempestārum intempestōrum
dative intempestō intempestō intempestīs
accusative intempestum intempestam intempestum intempestōs intempestās intempesta
ablative intempestō intempestā intempestō intempestīs
vocative intempeste intempesta intempestum intempestī intempestae intempesta

Derived terms[edit]


  • intempestus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intempestus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intempestus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • in the dead of night; at midnight: intempesta, concubia nocte