optimas

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See also: optimás and óptimas

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From optimus (very good, the best), superlative of bonus (good).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

optimās m (genitive optimātis); third declension

  1. aristocrat
  2. (in the plural) the adherents of the best men
  3. (in the plural) the aristocratic party

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative optimās optimātēs
genitive optimātis optimātum
dative optimātī optimātibus
accusative optimātem optimātēs
ablative optimāte optimātibus
vocative optimās optimātēs

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

optimās (genitive optimātis); third declension

  1. of or pertaining to the best
  2. of or pertaining to the noblest
  3. aristocratic, noble

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative optimās optimātēs optimātia
genitive optimātis optimātium
dative optimātī optimātibus
accusative optimātem optimās optimātēs optimātia
ablative optimātī optimātibus
vocative optimās optimātēs optimātia

References[edit]

  • optimas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • optimas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • optimas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • aristocracy (as a form of government): optimatium dominatus
    • aristocracy (as a form of government): civitas, quae optimatium arbitrio regitur
    • the aristocracy (as a party in politics): boni cives, optimi, optimates, also simply boni (opp. improbi); illi, qui optimatium causam agunt

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

optimas

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of optimar.