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From Latin situs ‎(position, site)


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 sitae sitō sitīs sitīs sitīs
accusative situm sitam situm sitōs sitās sita
ablative sitō sitā sitō sitīs sitīs sitīs
vocative site sita situm sitī sitae sita


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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • site in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911