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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of subiciō (throw under or near; supply; forge; submit; propose).


subiectus (feminine subiecta, neuter subiectum); first/second-declension participle

  1. thrown, laid, placed or brought under or near, having been thrown, laid, placed or brought under or near; adjacent
  2. supplied, having been supplied
  3. forged, counterfeited, having been forged or counterfeited
  4. subjected, submitted, having been subjected or submitted
  5. prompted, proposed, having been prompted or proposed

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative subiectus subiecta subiectum subiectī subiectae subiecta
Genitive subiectī subiectae subiectī subiectōrum subiectārum subiectōrum
Dative subiectō subiectō subiectīs
Accusative subiectum subiectam subiectum subiectōs subiectās subiecta
Ablative subiectō subiectā subiectō subiectīs
Vocative subiecte subiecta subiectum subiectī subiectae subiecta

Etymology 2[edit]

From subiciō (lay or place under or near).


subiectus m (genitive subiectūs); fourth declension

  1. a laying under

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative subiectus subiectūs
Genitive subiectūs subiectuum
Dative subiectuī subiectibus
Accusative subiectum subiectūs
Ablative subiectū subiectibus
Vocative subiectus subiectūs


  • subiectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • subiectus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the world of sense, the visible world: res sensibus or oculis subiectae (De Fin. 5. 12. 36)
    • the species is subordinate the genus: partes generibus subiectae sunt
    • what is the meaning, the original sense of this word: quae notio or sententia subiecta est huic voci?
    • subjects: qui imperio subiecti sunt
    • (ambiguous) the town lies at the foot of a mountain: oppidum monti subiectum est
    • (ambiguous) to come within the sphere of the senses: sensibus or sub sensus subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to have to submit to the uncertainties of fortune; to be subject to Fortune's caprice: sub varios incertosque casus subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be comprised under the term 'fear.: sub metum subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be subject to some one, under some one's dominion: subiectum esse, obnoxium esse imperio or dicioni alicuius (not simply alicui)