mobilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moveō +‎ -bilis. Developed from *moubilis, with the diphthong ou monophthongizing to long ō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōbilis (neuter mōbile); third declension

  1. movable, loose
  2. pliant, flexible
  3. fickle, inconstant

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mōbilis mōbile mōbilēs mōbilia
genitive mōbilis mōbilium
dative mōbilī mōbilibus
accusative mōbilem mōbile mōbilēs mōbilia
ablative mōbilī mōbilibus
vocative mōbilis mōbile mōbilēs mōbilia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • mobilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mobilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mobilis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be inconsistent, changeable: animo mobili esse (Fam. 5. 2. 10)