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One superlative of posterus ‎(next, following) with the last part of -issimus (see there for more). Confer with postrēmus.



postumus ‎(superlative of posterus)

  1. last, especially of children born following death of the father.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative postumus postuma postumum postumī postumae postuma
genitive postumī postumae postumī postumōrum postumārum postumōrum
dative postumō postumō postumīs
accusative postumum postumam postumum postumōs postumās postuma
ablative postumō postumā postumō postumīs
vocative postume postuma postumum postumī postumae postuma

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postumus m ‎(genitive postumī); second declension

  1. a posthumous child


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative postumus postumī
genitive postumī postumōrum
dative postumō postumīs
accusative postumum postumōs
ablative postumō postumīs
vocative postume postumī


  • postumus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • postumus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • POSTUMUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • postumus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • postumus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • postumus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • postumus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press