meritus

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Verb[edit]

meritus

  1. conditional of meriti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of mereō (earn, deserve, merit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

meritus m (feminine merita, neuter meritum); first/second declension

  1. earned, deserved, obtained, due, proper, right, having been earned
  2. deserving, meritorious

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative meritus merita meritum meritī meritae merita
genitive meritī meritae meritī meritōrum meritārum meritōrum
dative meritō meritō meritīs
accusative meritum meritam meritum meritōs meritās merita
ablative meritō meritā meritō meritīs
vocative merite merita meritum meritī meritae merita

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References[edit]

  • meritus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meritus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “meritus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • meritus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to show gratitude (in one's acts): gratiam alicui referre (meritam, debitam) pro aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) I had not deserved it: nullo meo merito
    • (ambiguous) according to a man's deserts: ex, pro merito
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: et recte (iure, merito)