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From Proto-Indo-European *pewH- (to purify). Cognate with Old English fǣle (faithful, trusty, good; dear, beloved).



pius (feminine pia, neuter pium); first/second declension

  1. pious, devout
  2. dutiful, loyal
  3. good, blessed
  4. (Late Latin) holy.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pius pia pium piī piae pia
genitive piī piae piī piōrum piārum piōrum
dative piō piō piīs
accusative pium piam pium piōs piās pia
ablative piō piā piō piīs
vocative pie pia pium piī piae pia


Derived terms[edit]



  • pius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a regular, formal war: bellum iustum (pium)
    • (ambiguous) to show an affectionate regard for a person's memory: memoriam alicuius pie inviolateque servare
    • (ambiguous) to be an earnest worshipper of the gods: deos sancte, pie venerari
  • pius in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • pius in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

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English fuse



  1. fuse