meritus

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Brunei Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məritus/
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri‧tus

Noun[edit]

meritus

  1. Alternative form of maritus

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

meritus

  1. conditional of meriti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

meritus (feminine merita, neuter meritum, adverb meritō); first/second-declension participle

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

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: merito

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
  • meritus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • meritus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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)