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Perfect passive participle of optō (choose, select).


optātus (feminine optāta, neuter optātum, comparative optātior, superlative optātissimus); first/second-declension participle

  1. wished for, desired, pleasant, having been desired.
  2. chosen, selected, having been chosen.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative optātus optāta optātum optātī optātae optāta
Genitive optātī optātae optātī optātōrum optātārum optātōrum
Dative optātō optātō optātīs
Accusative optātum optātam optātum optātōs optātās optāta
Ablative optātō optātā optātō optātīs
Vocative optāte optāta optātum optātī optātae optāta


  • optatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • optatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • optatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • my wishes are being fulfilled: optata mihi contingunt
  • optatus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray