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From valeō (I am strong, I am healthy, I am worth) +‎ -idus.



validus (feminine valida, neuter validum, comparative validior, superlative validissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. strong
    Synonyms: praevalēns, fortis, potis, potēns, strēnuus, ingēns, firmus, compos
    Antonyms: dēbilis, languidus, aeger, fractus, tenuis, obnoxius, inops
  2. healthy, well
    Synonyms: saluber, salvus, sanus, integer, intactus, sospes, incolumis, sollus
    Antonyms: aeger, miser, fessus, languidus, īnfirmus
  3. worthy
  4. valid


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative validus valida validum validī validae valida
Genitive validī validae validī validōrum validārum validōrum
Dative validō validō validīs
Accusative validum validam validum validōs validās valida
Ablative validō validā validō validīs
Vocative valide valida validum validī validae valida

Derived terms[edit]



  • validus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • validus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • validus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • validus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.