pietas

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Noun[edit]

pietas (uncountable)

  1. A virtue among the Ancient Romans: duty or religiosity.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from pius (pious, devout) +‎ -itās (-ty, -dom).

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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

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References[edit]

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