pietas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pietas

Noun[edit]

pietas (uncountable)

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from pius (pious, devout) +‎ -tās (-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.

Case 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 and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pietas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pietas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pietas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pietas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pietas in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray