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Perfect passive participle of ōrnō (furnish, adorn).



ōrnātus m (feminine ōrnāta, neuter ōrnātum); first/second declension

  1. furnished, equipped, having been furnished.
  2. adorned, decorated, having been adorned.
  3. (figuratively) honored, commended, having been praised.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative ōrnātus ōrnāta ōrnātum ōrnātī ōrnātae ōrnāta
genitive ōrnātī ōrnātae ōrnātī ōrnātōrum ōrnātārum ōrnātōrum
dative ōrnātō ōrnātō ōrnātīs
accusative ōrnātum ōrnātam ōrnātum ōrnātōs ōrnātās ōrnāta
ablative ōrnātō ōrnātā ōrnātō ōrnātīs
vocative ōrnāte ōrnāta ōrnātum ōrnātī ōrnātae ōrnāta

Derived terms[edit]



ornātus m (genitive ornātūs); fourth declension

  1. a furnishing, preparing
  2. an act of adornment, embellishment, decoration
  3. fancy dress or apparel
  4. accoutrements, furniture
  5. an ornament, decoration, or feature


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ornātus ornātūs
genitive ornātūs ornātuum
dative ornātuī ornātibus
accusative ornātum ornātūs
ablative ornātū ornātibus
vocative ornātus ornātūs


  • ornatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ornatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ornatus” 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 speak well, elegantly: ornate dicere
    • well-chosen language, grace of style: ornatus orationis, verborum
    • (ambiguous) the star-lit sky; the firmament: caelum astris distinctum et ornatum
    • (ambiguous) to be in the enjoyment of a large fortune: fortunis maximis ornatum esse
    • (ambiguous) to afford matter for elaboration, embellishment: materiem ad ornatum praebere
    • (ambiguous) to be virtuous: virtute praeditum, ornatum esse (opp. vitiis obrutum esse)