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From Proto-Italic *nepōts, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts.



nepōs m or f (genitive nepōtis); third declension

  1. a grandson
  2. a granddaughter
  3. a nephew
  4. a niece
  5. a descendant
  6. (figuratively) a spendthrift, prodigal


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nepōs nepōtēs
Genitive nepōtis nepōtum
Dative nepōtī nepōtibus
Accusative nepōtem nepōtēs
Ablative nepōte nepōtibus
Vocative nepōs nepōtēs


Derived terms[edit]



  • 1. nĕpos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nepos in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nepos 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)
  • 1 nĕpōs in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, pages 1,024–1,025
  • nepos in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nepos in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • nepos in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray