veritas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vēritās

Noun[edit]

veritas ‎(uncountable)

  1. Truth, particularly of a transcendent character
    • 2007, March 4, “Alexandra Jacobs”, in Campus Exposure[1]:
      Over at Harvard, students are pursuing a different kind of sexual veritas.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From verus +‎ -itas

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēritās f ‎(genitive vēritātis); third declension

  1. truth
    • Iohannes 8:32
      Veritas vos liberabit.
      The truth will set you free.

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vēritās vēritātēs
genitive vēritātis vēritātum
dative vēritātī vēritātibus
accusative vēritātem vēritātēs
ablative vēritāte vēritātibus
vocative vēritās vēritātēs

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

veritās

  1. accusative feminine plural of veritus

References[edit]

  • veritas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • veritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • VERITAS” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • veritas” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to turn a deaf ear to, to open one's ears to..: aures claudere, patefacere (e.g. veritati, assentatoribus)
    • to be truthful in all one's statements: omnia ad veritatem dicere
    • truthful; veracious: veritatis amans, diligens, studiosus
    • to swerve from the truth: a veritate deflectere, desciscere
    • (1) to make a lifelike natural representation of a thing (used of the artist); (2) to be lifelike (of a work of art): veritatem imitari (Div. 1. 13. 23)
    • (ambiguous) veracity: veritas
    • (ambiguous) in everything nature defies imitation: in omni re vincit imitationem veritas