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From rosa +‎ -eus.



roseus (feminine rosea, neuter roseum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. pink, rose-colored, rosy
  2. rose-, of or pertaining to roses
    Roseae convalles.
    A valley filled with roses.
  3. (transferred meaning, especially of parts of the body) any thing blooming with youth; rosy, ruddy, blooming
    • Catullus 80
      Quid dicam, Gelli, quare rosea ista labella
      hiberna fiant candidiora nive,
      mane domo cum exis et cum te octava quiete
      e molli longo suscitat hora die?
      nescio quid certest: an vere fama susurrat
      grandia te medii tenta vorare viri?
      sic certest: clamant Victoris rupta miselli
      ilia, et emulso labra notata sero
      What do you say, O Gellius, to why those rosy lips of yours
      become white as winter snow,
      in the morning when you go out of your house and when the eighth hour wakes you
      out of a nap from a long day?
      I do not know what is certain: can the rumor be true
      that you swallow the large thing men have in the middle?
      It must be so: They proclaim that poor Victor's member has burst,
      and the milky fluid is inscribed on your lips


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative roseus rosea roseum roseī roseae rosea
Genitive roseī roseae roseī roseōrum roseārum roseōrum
Dative roseō roseō roseīs
Accusative roseum roseam roseum roseōs roseās rosea
Ablative roseō roseā roseō roseīs
Vocative rosee rosea roseum roseī roseae rosea


Derived terms[edit]


  • Aromanian: arosh, rosh
  • English: roseate
  • French: rose
  • Italian: roseo
  • Romanian: roșu (possibly)
  • Spanish: róseo

See also[edit]


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