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From Proto-Italic *pōtos, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₃tós ((having been) drunk; having drunk), derived from the root *peh₃- (to drink).

Synchronically the perfect passive participle of pōtō (I drink).



pōtus m (genitive pōtūs); fourth declension

  1. drink, draught
  2. drinking (action)


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pōtus pōtūs
Genitive pōtūs pōtuum
Dative pōtuī pōtibus
Accusative pōtum pōtūs
Ablative pōtū pōtibus
Vocative pōtus pōtūs


  • Italian: poto


pōtus (feminine pōta, neuter pōtum); first/second-declension participle

  1. drunk, having been drunk
  2. drained, having been drained


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pōtus pōta pōtum pōtī pōtae pōta
Genitive pōtī pōtae pōtī pōtōrum pōtārum pōtōrum
Dative pōtō pōtō pōtīs
Accusative pōtum pōtam pōtum pōtōs pōtās pōta
Ablative pōtō pōtā pōtō pōtīs
Vocative pōte pōta pōtum pōtī pōtae pōta


  • potus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • potus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • potus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • potus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette