See also: tas, Tas, TAS, tās, tås, taş, t'as, Tas., taas, and tAS

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts, whence also Attic Greek -της (-tēs), Doric Greek -τᾱς (-tās), and Sanskrit -ताति (-tāti). See also -tūs.

SuffixEdit

-tās f (genitive -tātis); third declension

  1. -ty, -dom, -hood, -ness, -ship; Used to form feminine abstract nouns indicating a state of being.
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -tās -tātēs
Genitive -tātis -tātum
Dative -tātī -tātibus
Accusative -tātem -tātēs
Ablative -tāte -tātibus
Vocative -tās -tātēs
Usage notesEdit

The suffix -tās is added to an adjective (or sometimes a noun) to form an abstract third declension feminine noun indicating a state or condition.

Examples:
potis (able) + ‎-tas → ‎potestās (ability)
difficilis (difficult, troublesome) + ‎-tas → ‎difficultās (difficulty, trouble)
līber (free) + ‎-tas → ‎lībertās (liberty, freedom)

It has two allomorphs:

-itās
viduus + ‎-tas → ‎viduitās (widowhood)
magnanimus + ‎-tas → ‎magnanimitās (magnanimity)
alacer + ‎-tas → ‎alacritās (cheerfulness)
-etās
prōprius + ‎-tas → ‎proprietās (quality, property)
medius + ‎-tas → ‎medietās (midpoint)
satis + ‎-tas → ‎satietās (sufficiency)
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Aragonese: -dat
  • Aromanian: -tati
  • Asturian: -dá
  • Basque: -tate
  • Catalan: -tat
  • French: -té
  • Friulian: -tât
  • German: -tät

See alsoEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From -tus.

SuffixEdit

-tās

  1. feminine accusative plural of -tus