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Present active participle of placeō.


placēns m, f, n (genitive placentis); third declension

  1. pleasing, welcoming, satisfying


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative placēns placentēs placentia
genitive placentis placentium
dative placentī placentibus
accusative placentem placēns placentēs placentia
ablative placente, placentī1 placentibus
vocative placēns placentēs placentia

1When used purely as an adjective.


  • placens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • placens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “placens”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • placens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette