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From the perfect passive participle of lūdō (play (a game, sport)).



lūsus m (feminine lūsa, neuter lūsum); first/second declension

  1. played (a game or sport), having been played.
  2. practiced, having been practiced.
  3. mocked, mimicked, having been mocked.
  4. teased, ridiculed, having been teased.
  5. deceived, tricked, having been deceived.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lūsus lūsa lūsum lūsī lūsae lūsa
genitive lūsī lūsae lūsī lūsōrum lūsārum lūsōrum
dative lūsō lūsō lūsīs
accusative lūsum lūsam lūsum lūsōs lūsās lūsa
ablative lūsō lūsā lūsō lūsīs
vocative lūse lūsa lūsum lūsī lūsae lūsa


lūsus m (genitive lūsūs); fourth declension

  1. a playing, play, sport, game
  2. toying, dalliance
  3. jest, mockery, fun


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūsus lūsūs
genitive lūsūs lūsuum
dative lūsuī lūsibus
accusative lūsum lūsūs
ablative lūsū lūsibus
vocative lūsus lūsūs

Related terms[edit]


  • lusus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lusus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lusus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lusus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)