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See also: vestís




  1. past of vesti



From Proto-Italic *westis, from Proto-Indo-European *wéstis, from *wes- (to be dressed). Cognate with Old Armenian զգեստ (zgest), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐍃𐍄𐌹 (wasti), Tocharian B wastsi, and Ancient Greek εἷμα (heîma, garment). The root was also the source of English wear.



vestis f (genitive vestis); third declension

  1. garment, gown, robe, vestment, clothing, vesture


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vestis vestēs
genitive vestis vestium
dative vestī vestibus
accusative vestem vestēs
ablative veste vestibus
vocative vestis vestēs

Derived terms[edit]



  1. second-person singular present active indicative of vestiō


  • vestis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vestis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vestis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vestis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to dress oneself: induere vestem (without sibi)
    • to go into mourning: vestem mutare (opp. ad vestitum suum redire) (Planc. 12. 29)
    • to undress: vestem ponere (exuere)
    • (ambiguous) drapery: vestis stragula or simply vestis
  • vestis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vestis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • vest in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911