utilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ūtor (use) +‎ -ilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈuː.ti.lis/, [ˈuːt̪ɪlʲɪs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈu.ti.lis/, [ˈuːt̪ilis]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

ūtilis (neuter ūtile, comparative ūtilior, superlative ūtilissimus, adverb ūtiliter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. useful, serviceable, beneficial, profitable, advantageous; helpful.
  2. fit, suitable, adapted, proper.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ūtilis ūtile ūtilēs ūtilia
Genitive ūtilis ūtilium
Dative ūtilī ūtilibus
Accusative ūtilem ūtile ūtilēs
ūtilīs
ūtilia
Ablative ūtilī ūtilibus
Vocative ūtilis ūtile ūtilēs ūtilia

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: útil
  • English: utile, utilize
  • French: utile
  • Galician: útil
  • Italian: utile
  • Occitan: util
  • Piedmontese: ùtil, ütil
  • Portuguese: útil
  • Romanian: util
  • Spanish: útil

References[edit]

  • utilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • utilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • utilis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette