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Perfect passive participle of operiō.


opertus (feminine operta, neuter opertum); first/second-declension participle

  1. covered, having been covered; enveloped, having been enveloped
  2. shut, having been shut; closed, having been closed
    • 43 BCEc. 17 CE, Ovid, Fasti 5.485-486:
      fāna tamen veterēs illīs clausēre diēbus,
      ut nunc fērālī tempore operta vidēs
      The temples, however, the ancients shut on these days, as now you see [them] closed at the time of Feralia.
      (See: Lemuria (festival); Feralia.)


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative opertus operta opertum opertī opertae operta
Genitive opertī opertae opertī opertōrum opertārum opertōrum
Dative opertō opertō opertīs
Accusative opertum opertam opertum opertōs opertās operta
Ablative opertō opertā opertō opertīs
Vocative operte operta opertum opertī opertae operta



  • opertus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • opertus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • opertus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • bare-headed: capite aperto (opp. operto)