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Perfect passive participle of intendō.



intentus (feminine intenta, neuter intentum); first/second declension

  1. mindful, attentive (to the situation at hand); intent on (something) (having one's attention fixed on something)
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
      Ea tum cura maxime intentos habebat Romanos, non ab ira tantum, quae in nullam unquam ciuitatem iustior fuit, quam quod urbs tam nobilis ac potens, sicut defectione sua traxerat aliquot populos, ita recepta inclinatura rursus animos uidebatur ad ueteris imperii respectum.
      This concern in particular troubled the mindful Romans at the time, not so much because of anger, which has never been more justified against any other city, rather because a city so noble and powerful, in the same way that it had attracted the support of a number of communities by its revolt, was thought would again turn attention back towards respect for the previous government once recaptured.
  2. serious, earnest


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative intentus intenta intentum intentī intentae intenta
genitive intentī intentae intentī intentōrum intentārum intentōrum
dative intentō intentō intentīs
accusative intentum intentam intentum intentōs intentās intenta
ablative intentō intentā intentō intentīs
vocative intente intenta intentum intentī intentae intenta

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  • intentus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intentus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intentus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be engaged upon a matter: intentum esse alicui rei
  • intentus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016