occidens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Present active participle of occidō (I fall down; pass away).

Participle[edit]

occidēns m, f, n (genitive occidentis); third declension

  1. falling down
  2. (of heavenly bodiesgoing down, setting
  3. perishing, dying, passing away
  4. being lost, being undone, being ruined
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative occidēns occidentēs occidentia
genitive occidentis occidentium
dative occidentī occidentibus
accusative occidentem occidēns occidentēs occidentia
ablative occidente, occidentī1 occidentibus
vocative occidēns occidentēs occidentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Noun[edit]

occidēns m (genitive occidentis); third declension

  1. sunset
  2. west
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative occidēns occidentēs
genitive occidentis occidentum
dative occidentī occidentibus
accusative occidentem occidentēs
ablative occidente occidentibus
vocative occidēns occidentēs
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Present active participle of occīdō (fell; slay).

Participle[edit]

occīdēns m, f, n (genitive occīdentis); third declension

  1. felling, cutting to the ground; beating, smashing, crushing
  2. killing, slaying, slaughtering
  3. (by extensionplaguing to death, torturing, tormenting, pestering
  4. (by extension
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative occīdēns occīdentēs occīdentia
genitive occīdentis occīdentium
dative occīdentī occīdentibus
accusative occīdentem occīdēns occīdentēs occīdentia
ablative occīdente, occīdentī1 occīdentibus
vocative occīdēns occīdentēs occīdentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

References[edit]

  • occidens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • occidens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • occidens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to lie to the east, west, south, north: spectare in (vergere ad) orientem (solem), occidentem (solem), ad meridiem, in septentriones
    • eastern, western Germany: Germania quae or Germaniae ea pars quae, ad orientem, occidentem vergit
    • the evening of life: vita occidens