laetus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from *plaetus, from Proto-Indo-European *preyH- (to like, feel friendly/well-disposed), comparing with the name Plaetōrius. Cognate with Ancient Greek πρᾶος (prâos), Old English frēo (English free).

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Adjective[edit]

laetus m (feminine laeta, neuter laetum); first/second declension

  1. happy
    Laetus sum.
    I (a man) am happy.
    Laeta sum.
    I (a woman) am happy.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative laetus laeta laetum laetī laetae laeta
genitive laetī laetae laetī laetōrum laetārum laetōrum
dative laetō laetō laetīs
accusative laetum laetam laetum laetōs laetās laeta
ablative laetō laetā laetō laetīs
vocative laete laeta laetum laetī laetae laeta

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