securus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sē- (without) +‎ cūra (care); see cure. Similar to Latin sine cūrā (without care, carefree), which led to English sinecure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sēcūrus (feminine sēcūra, neuter sēcūrum); first/second declension

  1. careless, negligent
  2. unconcerned, untroubled, carefree
  3. fearless
  4. quiet, composed, serene

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative sēcūrus sēcūra sēcūrum sēcūrī sēcūrae sēcūra
genitive sēcūrī sēcūrae sēcūrī sēcūrōrum sēcūrārum sēcūrōrum
dative sēcūrō sēcūrō sēcūrīs
accusative sēcūrum sēcūram sēcūrum sēcūrōs sēcūrās sēcūra
ablative sēcūrō sēcūrā sēcūrō sēcūrīs
vocative sēcūre sēcūra sēcūrum sēcūrī sēcūrae sēcūra

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References[edit]

  • securus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • securus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “securus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • securus” 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 enjoy peace of mind: quieto, tranquillo, securo animo esse