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pietas

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pius (pious, devout; dutiful).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pietās f (genitive pietātis); third declension

  1. Dutiful conduct, sense of duty.
  2. (to the gods) Piety, conscientiousness, scrupulousness,
  3. (to one's parents, children, relatives, country, benefactors, etc.) Duty, dutifulness, affection, love, loyalty, patriotism, gratitude.
  4. Gentleness, kindness, tenderness, pity, compassion.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pietās pietātēs
genitive pietātis pietātum
dative pietātī pietātibus
accusative pietātem pietātēs
ablative pietāte pietātibus
vocative pietās pietātēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • pietas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879