tertius

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Latin[edit]

Latin ordinal numbers
 <  2nd 3rd 4th  > 
    Ordinal : tertius
    Cardinal : tres
    Adverbial : ter
    Multiplier : triplex
    Distributive : ternī

Etymology[edit]

From trēs (three), originally from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tertius m (feminine tertia, neuter tertium); first/second declension

  1. (ordinal) third, the ordinal number after secundus (second) and before quartus (fourth)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In poetical sense it is used for the Roman "Third World", that is the "Underworld", of Pluto

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative tertius tertia tertium tertiī tertiae tertia
genitive tertiī tertiae tertiī tertiōrum tertiārum tertiōrum
dative tertiō tertiae tertiō tertiīs tertiīs tertiīs
accusative tertium tertiam tertium tertiōs tertiās tertia
ablative tertiō tertiā tertiō tertiīs tertiīs tertiīs
vocative tertie tertia tertium tertiī tertiae tertia

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