See also: rufus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rūfus (red).

Proper nounEdit

Rufus

  1. Either of two persons mentioned in the New Testament (in Mark 15:21 and Romans 16:13).
  2. A male given name from Latin, used since the seventeenth century.

TranslationsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rūfus (red, ruddy).

PronunciationEdit

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈruː.fus/, [ˈruːfʊs̠]

Proper nounEdit

Rūfus m (genitive Rūfī); second declension

  1. A masculine cognomen.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Rūfus Rūfī
Genitive Rūfī Rūfōrum
Dative Rūfō Rūfīs
Accusative Rūfum Rūfōs
Ablative Rūfō Rūfīs
Vocative Rūfe Rūfī

ReferencesEdit

  • Rufus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Rufus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Rufus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Rufus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray