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



sēcūrus (feminine sēcūra, neuter sēcūrum, comparative sēcūrior, adverb sēcūrē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. careless, negligent
  2. unconcerned, untroubled, carefree
  3. fearless
  4. free from danger, safe, secure
  5. quiet, composed, serene


First/second-declension adjective.

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

Derived terms[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
  • securus 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)
  • securus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enjoy peace of mind: quieto, tranquillo, securo animo esse