rattus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Germanic language, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rattaz (rat).

Noun[edit]

rattus m (variously declined, genitive rattī or rattūs); second declension, fourth declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) rat

Usage notes[edit]

In Classical Latin, the word mūs was applied to both mice and rats without distinction.

Inflection[edit]

Declined as either a second or fourth declension noun.

Second declension.
Case Singular Plural
nominative rattus rattī
genitive rattī rattōrum
dative rattō rattīs
accusative rattum rattōs
ablative rattō rattīs
vocative ratte rattī
Fourth declension.
Case Singular Plural
nominative rattus rattūs
genitive rattūs rattuum
dative rattuī rattibus
accusative rattum rattūs
ablative rattū rattibus
vocative rattus rattūs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “rattus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
    du Cange, Charles (1883), “ratus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
    [note: du Cange has only second declension forms and no fourth declension form]