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Perfect passive participle of lūgeō.


lūctus m (feminine lūcta, neuter lūctum); first/second declension

  1. mourned, grieved, lamented


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lūctus lūcta lūctum lūctī lūctae lūcta
genitive lūctī lūctae lūctī lūctōrum lūctārum lūctōrum
dative lūctō lūctō lūctīs
accusative lūctum lūctam lūctum lūctōs lūctās lūcta
ablative lūctō lūctā lūctō lūctīs
vocative lūcte lūcta lūctum lūctī lūctae lūcta


luctus m (genitive luctūs); fourth declension

  1. grief, sorrow, mourning
  2. lamentation


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative luctus luctūs
genitive luctūs luctuum
dative luctuī luctibus
accusative luctum luctūs
ablative luctū luctibus
vocative luctus luctūs



  • luctus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • luctus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.luctus”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to suffer affliction: in luctu esse (Sest. 14. 32)
    • some one's death has plunged me in grief: mors alicuius luctum mihi attulit
    • to be overwhelmed by a great affliction: in maximos luctus incidere
    • to undergo severe trouble, trials: magnum luctum haurire (without ex-)
    • to feel sorrow about a thing: luctum percipere ex aliqua re
    • to banish all sad thoughts: omnem luctum plane abstergere
    • to lay aside one's grief: luctum deponere (Phil. 14. 13. 34)
    • time assuages the most violent grief: vel maximos luctus vetustate tollit diuturnitas (Fam. 5. 16. 5)
  • luctus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray