noster

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *nosteros.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

noster m ‎(feminine nostra, neuter nostrum); first/second declension

  1. (possessive) our, ours.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, nominative masculine singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative noster nostra nostrum nostrī nostrae nostra
genitive nostrī nostrae nostrī nostrōrum nostrārum nostrōrum
dative nostrō nostrō nostrīs
accusative nostrum nostram nostrum nostrōs nostrās nostra
ablative nostrō nostrā nostrō nostrīs
vocative noster nostra nostrum nostrī nostrae nostra

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Through Vulgar Latin *nossus:

References[edit]

  • noster” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • noster” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the present day: haec tempora, nostra haec aetas, memoria
    • in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • our generation has seen many victories: nostra aetas multas victorias vidit
    • in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines huius aetatis, nostrae memoriae
    • a thing has been vividly impressed on our[TR1] memory: aliquid in memoria nostra penitus insidet
    • the history of our own times; contemporary history: nostra memoria (Cael. 18. 43)
    • to introduce a thing into our customs; to familiarise us with a thing: in nostros mores inducere aliquid (De Or. 2. 28)