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See also: Nepos and Népos



From Proto-Italic *nepōts, from Proto-Indo-European *népōts. Cognates include Sanskrit नपात् ‎(nápāt), Old Persian 𐎴𐎱𐎠 ‎(napā), Ancient Greek ἀνεψιός ‎(anepsiós) and Old English nefa. More at neve.



nepōs m, f ‎(genitive nepōtis); third declension

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


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nepōs nepōtēs
genitive nepōtis nepōtum
dative nepōtī nepōtibus
accusative nepōtem nepōtēs
ablative nepōte nepōtibus
vocative nepōs nepōtēs

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  • 1. nĕpos in Charlton T. Lewis & 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, 1883–1887)
  • 1 nĕpōs on pages 1,024–1,025 of Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • 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