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Perfect passive participle of terō.


trītus m (feminine trīta, neuter trītum); first/second declension

  1. rubbed, triturated
  2. worn out or away


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative trītus trīta trītum trītī trītae trīta
genitive trītī trītae trītī trītōrum trītārum trītōrum
dative trītō trītō trītīs
accusative trītum trītam trītum trītōs trītās trīta
ablative trītō trītā trītō trītīs
vocative trīte trīta trītum trītī trītae trīta

Derived terms[edit]


  • tritus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tritus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tritus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tritus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a well-trodden, much-frequented way: via trita
    • a fine, practised ear: aures elegantes, teretes, tritae (De Or. 9. 27)
    • an old proverb which every one knows: proverbium vetustate or sermone tritum (vid. sect. II. 3, note tritus...)
    • cast-off clothing: vestitus obsoletus, tritus
  • tritus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016