pessimus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *pessemos, from Proto-Indo-European *ped-tm̥mó-s, from *ped- (to walk, fall, stumble) +‎ *-tm̥mó-s (superlative suffix). Related to peior. See also -issimus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pessimus (feminine pessima, neuter pessimum, positive malus); first/second declension

  1. worst

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pessimus pessima pessimum pessimī pessimae pessima
Genitive pessimī pessimae pessimī pessimōrum pessimārum pessimōrum
Dative pessimō pessimō pessimīs
Accusative pessimum pessimam pessimum pessimōs pessimās pessima
Ablative pessimō pessimā pessimō pessimīs
Vocative pessime pessima pessimum pessimī pessimae pessima

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References[edit]

  • pessimus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pessimus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN