subtilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sub + tēla (a web).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtīlis (neuter subtīle); third declension

  1. fine, thin, slender
  2. precise, accurate, keen
  3. (of speech) plain, unadorned, simple
  4. (New Latin) Used as a species epithet.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative subtīlis subtīle subtīlēs subtīlia
genitive subtīlis subtīlium
dative subtīlī subtīlibus
accusative subtīlem subtīle subtīlēs subtīlia
ablative subtīlī subtīlibus
vocative subtīlis subtīle subtīlēs subtīlia

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References[edit]

  • subtilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • subtilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “subtilis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • subtilis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • sound knowledge; scholarship: doctrina exquisita, subtilis, elegans
    • good taste; delicate perception: iudicium subtile, elegans, exquisitum, intellegens
    • the plain style: verborum tenuitias, oratio subtilis