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Perfect passive (but note its middle voice meanings) participle of scīscō (inquire; approve, appoint; learn).



scītus (feminine scīta, neuter scītum, adverb scītē); first/second-declension participle

  1. searched, questioned, inquired, having been searched
  2. approved, appointed, enacted, decreed, having been appointed
  3. learnt, ascertained, known, having been ascertained
  4. (middle) showing knowledge, knowing, wise, shrewd, experienced, skilful
  5. (middle) fit, suitable, proper, sensible
  6. (middle) (figuratively) beautiful, elegant, fine, attractive
Usage notes[edit]
  • Sometimes these middle voice meanings take objects in genitive case or object clauses.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative scītus scīta scītum scītī scītae scīta
Genitive scītī scītae scītī scītōrum scītārum scītōrum
Dative scītō scītō scītīs
Accusative scītum scītam scītum scītōs scītās scīta
Ablative scītō scītā scītō scītīs
Vocative scīte scīta scītum scītī scītae scīta

Derived terms[edit]


scītus m (genitive scītūs); fourth declension

  1. A decree, resolution or ordinance of the people.


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scītus scītūs
Genitive scītūs scītuum
Dative scītuī scītibus
Accusative scītum scītūs
Ablative scītū scītibus
Vocative scītus scītūs


  • (resolution of the people): scītum

Related terms[edit]


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