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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹeɪtəs/, /ˈstɹætəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəs
  • Hyphenation: stra‧tus


stratus (plural strati)

  1. (meteorology) A principal, low-level cloud type in the form of a gray layer with a rather uniform base, usually not associated with precipitation, and capable of producing corona phenomena and a weak, uniform luminance; abbreviated St.




Perfect passive participle of sternō (spread out).



strātus m (feminine strāta, neuter strātum); first/second declension

  1. spread, stretched out, spread out, having been spread out
  2. (rare) calmed, stilled, moderated, having been calmed
  3. covered, spread with, scattered with, bestrewn with, having been covered (with)
    1. (of a road, path) paved, covered, having been paved
  4. stretched on the ground, cast down, struck down, prostrated, having been struck down
    1. (by extension) knocked to the ground, demolished, razed, levelled, flattened, having been razed


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative strātus strāta strātum strātī strātae strāta
Genitive strātī strātae strātī strātōrum strātārum strātōrum
Dative strātō strātō strātīs
Accusative strātum strātam strātum strātōs strātās strāta
Ablative strātō strātā strātō strātīs
Vocative strāte strāta strātum strātī strātae strāta


strātus m (genitive strātūs); fourth declension

  1. the act of spreading, strewing
  2. a bed-covering, coverlet, quilt, blanket
  3. vocative singular of strātus


  1. nominative plural of strātus
  2. genitive singular of strātus
  3. accusative plural of strātus
  4. vocative plural of strātus


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative strātus strātūs
Genitive strātūs strātuum
Dative strātuī strātibus
Accusative strātum strātūs
Ablative strātū strātibus
Vocative strātus strātūs




  • stratus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stratus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stratus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • stratus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) a street, a made road: via strata
    • (ambiguous) all have perished by the sword: omnia strata sunt ferro
  • stratus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stratus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly