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Derived from lep(ōs) (pleasantness”, “sweetness) +‎ -idus (tending to, adjectival suffix).





lepidus (feminine lepida, neuter lepidum, superlative lepidissimus, adverb lepidē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. pleasant, charming
  2. witty
  3. effeminate



First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative lepidus lepida lepidum lepidī lepidae lepida
Genitive lepidī lepidae lepidī lepidōrum lepidārum lepidōrum
Dative lepidō lepidō lepidīs
Accusative lepidum lepidam lepidum lepidōs lepidās lepida
Ablative lepidō lepidā lepidō lepidīs
Vocative lepide lepida lepidum lepidī lepidae lepida


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  • lepidus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lepidus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • lepidus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lepidus”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray