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nobilissimus (plural nobilissimi)

  1. A senior title of nobility conferred on members of the Roman and Byzantine imperial families.
    • 1979. Michael Psellus. Fourteen Byzantine Rulers..., p. 146:[1]
      Changing my manner somewhat, I began with gentle censure of the Nobilissimus.


  1. ^ Michael Psellus. Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Penguin Classics 1979, p. 146.[1]



nōbilissimus (feminine nōbilissima, neuter nōbilissimum); first/second declension

  1. noblest or very noble or famous
    • (Can we date this quote?) Caesar, The Gallic War, I.ii
      Apud Helvetios longe nobilissimus fuit et ditissimus Orgetorix. (By far the noblest and wealthiest man among the Helvetii was Orgetorix.)
  2. (New Latin) Used as a specific epithet


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nōbilissimus nōbilissima nōbilissimum nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissima
genitive nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissimī nōbilissimōrum nōbilissimārum nōbilissimōrum
dative nōbilissimō nōbilissimō nōbilissimīs
accusative nōbilissimum nōbilissimam nōbilissimum nōbilissimōs nōbilissimās nōbilissima
ablative nōbilissimō nōbilissimā nōbilissimō nōbilissimīs
vocative nōbilissime nōbilissima nōbilissimum nōbilissimī nōbilissimae nōbilissima


  • nobilissimus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Egbert, James Chidester. Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions. American Book Co. 1896, p. 121.[2]
  • Allen, William Francis. Latin Lessons, E. Ginn, etc., etc. 1870. p. 77.[3]