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Present active participle of vacō


vacāns m, f, n (genitive vacantis); third declension

  1. emptying
  2. vacating
  3. idling


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative vacāns vacantēs vacantia
genitive vacantis vacantium
dative vacantī vacantibus
accusative vacantem vacāns vacantēs vacantia
ablative vacante, vacantī1 vacantibus
vocative vacāns vacantēs vacantia

1When used purely as an adjective.


  • vacans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vacans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vacans”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vacans” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)