promptus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From prōmō (take or bring forth).

Noun[edit]

prōmptus m (genitive prōmptūs); fourth declension

  1. a taking forth
    1. an exposing to view, a being visible, visibility, in the phrase:
      in promptu esse (habere, ponere) — “to be (make, render) public, open, visible, manifest”
    2. readiness; willingness, zeal, as in the phrases:
      in promptu esse, habere — “to be at hand, to have ready”
      dignare promptus ingeri - "grant zeal to be entered within" (from the hymn Nunc Sancte Nobis)
    3. ease, facility; only in the phrase:
      in promptu esse — “to be easy”
Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prōmptus prōmptūs
genitive prōmptūs prōmptuum
dative prōmptuī prōmptibus
accusative prōmptum prōmptūs
ablative prōmptū prōmptibus
vocative prōmptus prōmptūs
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Perfect passive participle of prōmō.

Participle[edit]

prōmptus m (feminine prōmpta, neuter prōmptum); first/second declension

  1. produced
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative prōmptus prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta
genitive prōmptī prōmptae prōmptī prōmptōrum prōmptārum prōmptōrum
dative prōmptō prōmptō prōmptīs
accusative prōmptum prōmptam prōmptum prōmptōs prōmptās prōmpta
ablative prōmptō prōmptā prōmptō prōmptīs
vocative prōmpte prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta

Adjective[edit]

prōmptus (feminine prōmpta, neuter prōmptum); first/second declension

  1. manifest, disclosed
  2. ready, willing, eager
  3. quick, prompt
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative prōmptus prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta
genitive prōmptī prōmptae prōmptī prōmptōrum prōmptārum prōmptōrum
dative prōmptō prōmptō prōmptīs
accusative prōmptum prōmptam prōmptum prōmptōs prōmptās prōmpta
ablative prōmptō prōmptā prōmptō prōmptīs
vocative prōmpte prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • promptus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • promptus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “promptus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • promptus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a ready tongue: lingua promptum esse
    • to be humorously inclined: animo prompto esse ad iocandum
    • it is clear, evident: hoc in promptu est