profanus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pro- (before) +‎ fānum (temple)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

profānus (feminine profāna, neuter profānum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. secular, unconsecrated, profane
  2. impious, wicked
    Synonyms: incestus, impūrus

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative profānus profāna profānum profānī profānae profāna
Genitive profānī profānae profānī profānōrum profānārum profānōrum
Dative profānō profānō profānīs
Accusative profānum profānam profānum profānōs profānās profāna
Ablative profānō profānā profānō profānīs
Vocative profāne profāna profānum profānī profānae profāna

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • profanus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • profanus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • profanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette