altitudo

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from Latin altitūdō, from altus (high, lofty) + -tūdō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /altiˈtudo/
  • Hyphenation: al‧ti‧tu‧do
  • Rhymes: -udo

NounEdit

altitudo (uncountable, accusative altitudon)

  1. absolute height
  2. (astronomy) distance measured angularly of a heavenly body

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From altus (high, lofty) +‎ -tūdō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altitūdō f (genitive altitūdinis); third declension

  1. height (distance from bottom to top)
  2. depth
  3. (figuratively) spiritual or emotional depth

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative altitūdō altitūdinēs
Genitive altitūdinis altitūdinum
Dative altitūdinī altitūdinibus
Accusative altitūdinem altitūdinēs
Ablative altitūdine altitūdinibus
Vocative altitūdō altitūdinēs

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: altitud
  • English: altitude
  • Esperanto: altitudo
  • French: altitude

ReferencesEdit

  • altitudo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • altitudo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • altitudo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • altitudo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the exalted strain of the speech: elatio atque altitudo orationis