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From Latin situs (position, site)


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situs (plural situses)

  1. The position, especially the usual, normal position, of a body part or part of a plant.
  2. The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged.
  3. (law) The location of a property as used for taxation or other legal purposes.

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Perfect passive participle of sinō (put, lay, set down; usually let, suffer, permit).



situs m (feminine sita, neuter situm); first/second declension

  1. permitted, allowed, suffered, having been permitted
  2. put, laid or set down, having been set down
  3. (by extension) placed, set, lying, situated, positioned
  4. (by extension, of the dead) lying, laid, buried, interred
  5. (by extension) built, founded
  6. (figuratively) placed, situated, present, ready
  7. (figuratively) dependent upon


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative situs sita situm sitī sitae sita
genitive sitī sitae sitī sitōrum sitārum sitōrum
dative sitō sitō sitīs
accusative situm sitam situm sitōs sitās sita
ablative sitō sitā sitō sitīs
vocative site sita situm sitī sitae sita

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situs m (genitive sitūs); fourth declension

  1. The manner of lying; the situation, position or site of something.
  2. A quarter of the world, region.
  3. Rust, mould, mustiness, dust, dirt; soil.
  4. Filthiness of the body.
  5. (Late Latin) description
  6. (figuratively) Neglect, idleness, absence of use.
  7. (figuratively, of the mind) A rusting, moulding or wasting away, dullness, inactivity.


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative situs sitūs
genitive sitūs situum
dative situī sitibus
accusative situm sitūs
ablative sitū sitibus
vocative situs sitūs



  • situs in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • situs in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SITUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • situs” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the situation of a place: situs loci
    • to be favourably situated: opportuno loco situm or positum esse
    • the city is very beautifully situated: urbs situ ad aspectum praeclara est
    • the city is situate on a bay: urbs in sinu sita est
    • here lies..: hic situs est...
    • to depend upon a thing: positum, situm esse in aliqua re
    • to be in a person's power: in manu, in potestate alicuius situm, positum esse
    • to give a brief exposition of the geography of Africa: Africae situm paucis exponere
    • (ambiguous) to suffer agonies of thirst: siti cruciari, premi
  • situs in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • site in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911