legatus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of lēgō ‎(send, despatch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēgātus m ‎(genitive lēgātī); second declension

  1. envoy, ambassador, legate
  2. deputy
  3. lieutenant
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 6.6
      Caesar partitis copiis cum Gaio Fabio legato et Marco Crasso quaestore celeriterque effectis pontibus adit tripertito, aedificia vicosque incendit, magno pecoris atque hominum numero potitur.
      Caesar, having divided his forces with C. Fabius, his lieutenant, and M. Crassus his questor, and having hastily constructed some bridges, enters their country in three divisions, burns their houses and villages, and gets possession of a large number of cattle and men.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lēgātus lēgātī
genitive lēgātī lēgātōrum
dative lēgātō lēgātīs
accusative lēgātum lēgātōs
ablative lēgātō lēgātīs
vocative lēgāte lēgātī

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

lēgātus m ‎(feminine lēgāta, neuter lēgātum); first/second declension

  1. sent, despatched, having been sent.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lēgātus lēgāta lēgātum lēgātī lēgātae lēgāta
genitive lēgātī lēgātae lēgātī lēgātōrum lēgātārum lēgātōrum
dative lēgātō lēgātō lēgātīs
accusative lēgātum lēgātam lēgātum lēgātōs lēgātās lēgāta
ablative lēgātō lēgātā lēgātō lēgātīs
vocative lēgāte lēgāta lēgātum lēgātī lēgātae lēgāta

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