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 philosophia on Latin Wikipedia


Borrowed from Ancient Greek φιλόσοφος (philósophos, lover of wisdom).



philosophus (feminine philosopha, neuter philosophum, adverb philosophē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. philosophical


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative philosophus philosopha philosophum philosophī philosophae philosopha
Genitive philosophī philosophae philosophī philosophōrum philosophārum philosophōrum
Dative philosophō philosophō philosophīs
Accusative philosophum philosopham philosophum philosophōs philosophās philosopha
Ablative philosophō philosophā philosophō philosophīs
Vocative philosophe philosopha philosophum philosophī philosophae philosopha

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philosophus m (genitive philosophī); second declension

  1. philosopher


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative philosophus philosophī
Genitive philosophī philosophōrum
Dative philosophō philosophīs
Accusative philosophum philosophōs
Ablative philosophō philosophīs
Vocative philosophe philosophī

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Further reading[edit]

  • philosophus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • philosophus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • philosophus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • philosophus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a philosopher, physician by profession: se philosophum, medicum (esse) profiteri
    • the tenets, dogmas of philosophers: decreta, inventa philosophorum
    • to be well acquainted with the views of philosophers: praecepta philosophorum (penitus) percepta habere
    • to deal with a subject on scientific principles: ad philosophorum or philosophandi rationes revocare aliquid
  • philosophus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016