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novissimus (superlative of novus)

  1. newest or very new
  2. youngest or very young
  3. very or most recent
  4. latest or last
  5. very or most unusual


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative novissimus novissima novissimum novissimī novissimae novissima
genitive novissimī novissimae novissimī novissimōrum novissimārum novissimōrum
dative novissimō novissimō novissimīs
accusative novissimum novissimam novissimum novissimōs novissimās novissima
ablative novissimō novissimā novissimō novissimīs
vocative novissime novissima novissimum novissimī novissimae novissima


  • novissimus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • novissimus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • novissimus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the rearguard: agmen novissimum (extremum)
    • to press the rearguard: novissimos premere
    • to throw the rearguard into confusion: novissimos turbare
    • to harass the rear: novissimos carpere
    • to protect the troops in the rear: novissimis praesidio esse