necessitas

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See also: nécessitas

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From necesse +‎ -itās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

necessitās f (genitive necessitātis); third declension

  1. necessity, need, unavoidableness, compulsion, exigency
  2. (figuratively) fate, destiny
  3. (in the plural) necessities, necessary things or expenses

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative necessitās necessitātēs
genitive necessitātis necessitātum
dative necessitātī necessitātibus
accusative necessitātem necessitātēs
ablative necessitāte necessitātibus
vocative necessitās necessitātēs

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • necessitas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • necessitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “necessitas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • necessitas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • necessitas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

necessitas

  1. second-person singular present indicative of necessitar