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From prō + fundus (bottom).



profundus (feminine profunda, neuter profundum); first/second declension

  1. deep, profound
  2. intense, extreme, profound; immoderate
  3. boundless, vast; bottomless
  4. thick, dense
  5. obscure, unknown, mysterious


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative profundus profunda profundum profundī profundae profunda
genitive profundī profundae profundī profundōrum profundārum profundōrum
dative profundō profundō profundīs
accusative profundum profundam profundum profundōs profundās profunda
ablative profundō profundā profundō profundīs
vocative profunde profunda profundum profundī profundae profunda

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  • profundus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • profundus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “profundus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • profundus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to fall down into the abyss: in profundum deici