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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin āctus (a cattle drive; a cattle path; units of length and area)

NounEdit

actus (plural acti)

  1. (historical units of measure) A former Roman unit of length, equal to 120 Roman feet (about 35½ m)
  2. (historical units of measure) A former Roman unit of area, equivalent to a square with sides of 1 actus (aboutha)

MeronymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "actus, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

actus f

  1. plural of actu

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perfect passive participle of agō (make, do).

ParticipleEdit

āctus m (feminine ācta, neuter āctum); first/second declension

  1. made, done, having been done.
InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative āctus ācta āctum āctī āctae ācta
genitive āctī āctae āctī āctōrum āctārum āctōrum
dative āctō āctō āctīs
accusative āctum āctam āctum āctōs āctās ācta
ablative āctō āctā āctō āctīs
vocative ācte ācta āctum āctī āctae ācta

Etymology 2Edit

From agō (do, make, drive) +‎ -tus (suffix forming fourth declension action nouns from verbs).

NounEdit

āctus m (genitive āctūs); fourth declension

  1. act, action, doing, deed
  2. performance, behavior
  3. a cattle drive, the act of driving cattle or a cart
  4. a cattle path or narrow cart track
  5. (historical units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of length equal to 120 Roman feet (about 35½ m)
  6. (historical units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of area equivalent to a square with sides of 1 actus (aboutha)
MeronymsEdit
InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative āctus āctūs
genitive āctūs āctuum
dative āctuī āctibus
accusative āctum āctūs
ablative āctū āctibus
vocative āctus āctūs
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • actus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • actus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “actus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.actus”.
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an act: actus
    • (ambiguous) I'm undone! it's all up with me: perii! actum est de me! (Ter. Ad. 3. 2. 26)
    • (ambiguous) to have all one's trouble for nothing: rem actam or simply actum agere (proverb.)
    • (ambiguous) rest after toil is sweet: acti labores iucundi (proverb.)
    • (ambiguous) it's all over with me; I'm a lost man: actum est de me
    • (ambiguous) a good conscience: conscientia recta, recte facti (factorum), virtutis, bene actae vitae, rectae voluntatis
    • (ambiguous) to declare a magistrate's decisions null and void: acta rescindere, dissolvere (Phil. 13. 3. 5)
    • (ambiguous) amnesty (ἀμνηρτία): ante actarum (praeteritarum) rerum oblivio or simply oblivio
  • actus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • actus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin