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Perfect passive participle of stringō (tighten, compress).



strictus m (feminine stricta, neuter strictum); first/second declension

  1. tightened, compressed, having been tightened
  2. drawn (a sword)


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative strictus stricta strictum strictī strictae stricta
genitive strictī strictae strictī strictōrum strictārum strictōrum
dative strictō strictō strictīs
accusative strictum strictam strictum strictōs strictās stricta
ablative strictō strictā strictō strictīs
vocative stricte stricta strictum strictī strictae stricta

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  • strictus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • strictus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • strictus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • strictus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to throw oneself on the enemy with drawn sword: strictis gladiis in hostem ferri