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From niteō (to shine) +‎ -idus.



nitidus (feminine nitida, neuter nitidum); first/second declension

  1. shining, polished, glittering
  2. handsome, beautiful, good-looking
  3. (of persons) healthy-looking, well conditioned
  4. (of animals) sleek, plump
    • Horace, Q. Horatii Flacci Satiræ. The Satires of Horace, in Philip Francis, A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace, With the Original Text, vol. 2, 1749, publ. by A. Millar, page 178, line 214.
      Si quis lecticâ nitidam geſtare amet agnam;
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  5. (of plants) blooming, fertile
  6. (of speech or writing) cultivated, refined


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nitidus nitida nitidum nitidī nitidae nitida
Genitive nitidī nitidae nitidī nitidōrum nitidārum nitidōrum
Dative nitidō nitidae nitidō nitidīs nitidīs nitidīs
Accusative nitidum nitidam nitidum nitidōs nitidās nitida
Ablative nitidō nitidā nitidō nitidīs nitidīs nitidīs
Vocative nitide nitida nitidum nitidī nitidae nitida