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See also: Valetudo, Valétudo, and vale-tudo


Alternative forms[edit]


From valeō +‎ -tūdō.



valētūdō f (genitive valētūdinis); third declension

  1. state of health (usually bad unless deliberately expressed otherwise)
    Valetudine prosperrima usus est.
    He enjoyed excellent health.
  2. illness


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative valētūdō valētūdinēs
Genitive valētūdinis valētūdinum
Dative valētūdinī valētūdinibus
Accusative valētūdinem valētūdinēs
Ablative valētūdine valētūdinibus
Vocative valētūdō valētūdinēs

Derived terms[edit]


  • valetudo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • valetudo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • valetudo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • valetudo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enjoy good health: bona (firma, prospera) valetudine esse or uti (vid. sect. VI. 8., note uti...)
    • to take care of one's health: valetudini consulere, operam dare
    • to be ill, weakly: infirma, aegra valetudine esse or uti
    • to excuse oneself on the score of health: valetudinem (morbum) excusare (Liv. 6. 22. 7)
    • to excuse oneself on the score of health: valetudinis excusatione uti
    • to plead ill-health as an excuse for absence: excusare morbum, valetudinem