pietas

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pius (pious, devout; dutiful).

Noun[edit]

pietās f (genitive pietātis); third declension

  1. Dutiful conduct, sense of duty.
  2. (to the gods) Piety, conscientiousness, scrupulousness,
  3. (to one's parents, children, relatives, country, benefactors, etc.) Duty, dutifulness, affection, love, loyalty, patriotism, gratitude.
  4. Gentleness, kindness, tenderness, pity, compassion.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pietās pietātēs
genitive pietātis pietātum
dative pietātī pietātibus
accusative pietātem pietātēs
ablative pietāte pietātibus
vocative pietās pietātēs

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pietas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879