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Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (to flow). Perhaps the same source as the name of Lithuania.



lītus n (genitive lītoris); third declension

  1. beach, shore


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lītus lītora
genitive lītoris lītorum
dative lītorī lītoribus
accusative lītus lītora
ablative lītore lītoribus
vocative lītus lītora

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See also[edit]


  • litus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • litus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “litus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • litus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be stranded: in litus eici (B. G. 5. 10)
    • to land (of people): appellere navem (ad terram, litus)
    • to keep the coast and harbours in a state of blockade: litora ac portus custodia clausos tenere