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From modus (measure, manner).



modestus (feminine modesta, neuter modestum, comparative modestior, superlative modestissimus, adverb modestē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. moderate, calm, restrained, mild
  2. modest, reserved, discreet


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative modestus modesta modestum modestī modestae modesta
Genitive modestī modestae modestī modestōrum modestārum modestōrum
Dative modestō modestō modestīs
Accusative modestum modestam modestum modestōs modestās modesta
Ablative modestō modestā modestō modestīs
Vocative modeste modesta modestum modestī modestae modesta

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  • Albanian: modest
  • Catalan: modest
  • English: modest
  • French: modeste


  • modestus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modestus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modestus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • modestus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modestus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray