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From nimis +‎ -us.



nimius (feminine nimia, neuter nimium); first/second declension

  1. excessive, too great, too much
    Ex nimia sui opinione.
    Having too good a conceit of himself.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nimius nimia nimium nimiī nimiae nimia
genitive nimiī nimiae nimiī nimiōrum nimiārum nimiōrum
dative nimiō nimiō nimiīs
accusative nimium nimiam nimium nimiōs nimiās nimia
ablative nimiō nimiā nimiō nimiīs
vocative nimie nimia nimium nimiī nimiae nimia



  • nimius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nimius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nimius”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nimius” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to almost lose one's reason from excess of joy: nimio gaudio paene desipere