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Perfect passive participle of obedō (eat away, devour).


obēsus m (feminine obēsa, neuter obēsum); first/second declension

  1. eaten away, devoured, having been eaten away
  2. wasted away, lean, meagre, having been wasted away
  3. (that is wasted away with fat) fat, stout, plump, obese
  4. (figuratively) gross, heavy, dull, coarse


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative obēsus obēsa obēsum obēsī obēsae obēsa
genitive obēsī obēsae obēsī obēsōrum obēsārum obēsōrum
dative obēsō obēsō obēsīs
accusative obēsum obēsam obēsum obēsōs obēsās obēsa
ablative obēsō obēsā obēsō obēsīs
vocative obēse obēsa obēsum obēsī obēsae obēsa



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  • obesus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “obesus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • obesus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)