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Perfect passive participle of pōnō.


positus (feminine posita, neuter positum); first/second-declension participle

  1. placed
  2. ordained


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative positus posita positum positī positae posita
Genitive positī positae positī positōrum positārum positōrum
Dative positō positō positīs
Accusative positum positam positum positōs positās posita
Ablative positō positā positō positīs
Vocative posite posita positum positī positae posita


  • Catalan: post m, posta f
  • English: posit
  • Friulian: puost, puest
  • Italian: posto m (see there for further descendants), posta f (see there for further descendants)
  • Venetian: posta f
  • West Iberian


  • positus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • positus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • positus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • positus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to feel superior to the affairs of life: res humanas infra se positas arbitrari
    • the motive, cause, is to be found in..: causa posita est in aliqua re
    • extraneous causes: causae extrinsecus allatae (opp. in ipsa re positae)
    • on this supposition, hypothesis: hoc posito
    • to scale the walls by means of ladders: positis scalis muros ascendere
    • (ambiguous) to be favourably situated: opportuno loco situm or positum esse
    • (ambiguous) to fail to see what lies before one: quod ante pedes est or positum est, non videre
    • (ambiguous) to depend upon a thing: positum, situm esse in aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to be in a person's power: in manu, in potestate alicuius situm, positum esse
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing beneath one's dignity: aliquid infra se ducere or infra se positum arbitrari
    • (ambiguous) it is a matter of conjecture, supposition: aliquid in coniectura positum est
    • (ambiguous) we start by presupposing that..: positum est a nobis primum (c. Acc. c. Inf.)
    • (ambiguous) to occupy a very high position in the state: in altissimo dignitatis gradu collocatum, locatum, positum esse