litus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lei ‎(to flow), perhaps the same source as the name of Lithuania.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lītus n ‎(genitive lītoris); third declension

  1. beach, shore

Inflection[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • litus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • litus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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