vestis

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Verb[edit]

vestis

  1. past of vesti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*wes-

From Proto-Italic *westis, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vestis f ‎(genitive vestis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vestīs

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of vestiō

References[edit]

  • vestis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • vestis” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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
  • vest in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911