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Perfect passive participle of scelerō (pollute, defile).



scelerātus m (genitive scelerātī); second declension

  1. a criminal
  2. a vicious, impious, wicked
    Synonyms: malus, vitiōsus, scelestus, facinorōsus


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scelerātus scelerātī
Genitive scelerātī scelerātōrum
Dative scelerātō scelerātīs
Accusative scelerātum scelerātōs
Ablative scelerātō scelerātīs
Vocative scelerāte scelerātī


scelerātus (feminine scelerāta, neuter scelerātum, comparative scelerātior, superlative scelerātissimus); first/second-declension participle

  1. Polluted, defiled, having been polluted or defiled; criminal, wicked, infamous, impious; accursed, lying under a ban.
  2. (as a result of criminality or viciousness) Hurtful, harmful, noxious, pernicious, unfortunate; made hurtful, poisoned, polluted.
  3. (of a person's actions) Sinful, atrocious, heinous.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative scelerātus scelerāta scelerātum scelerātī scelerātae scelerāta
Genitive scelerātī scelerātae scelerātī scelerātōrum scelerātārum scelerātōrum
Dative scelerātō scelerātō scelerātīs
Accusative scelerātum scelerātam scelerātum scelerātōs scelerātās scelerāta
Ablative scelerātō scelerātā scelerātō scelerātīs
Vocative scelerāte scelerāta scelerātum scelerātī scelerātae scelerāta


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  • sceleratus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sceleratus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sceleratus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sceleratus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette