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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From altum, supine of alō (grow). Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, a suffixed form of the root *h₂el- (grow, nourish) (compare Proto-Germanic *aldaz, whence English old and world).

AdjectiveEdit

altus (feminine alta, neuter altum, comparative altior, superlative altissimus, adverb altē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. high, tall
  2. deep
  3. profound
  4. deep-rooted
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative altus alta altum altī altae alta
Genitive altī altae altī altōrum altārum altōrum
Dative altō altō altīs
Accusative altum altam altum altōs altās alta
Ablative altō altā altō altīs
Vocative alte alta altum altī altae alta
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Perfect passive participle of alō (nourish).

ParticipleEdit

altus (feminine alta, neuter altum); first/second-declension participle

  1. nourished, having been nourished
  2. fed, having been fed, maintained, having been maintained, developed, having been developed
  3. kept, having been kept, supplied with necessities, having been supplied with necessities, supported financially, having been supported financially
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative altus alta altum altī altae alta
Genitive altī altae altī altōrum altārum altōrum
Dative altō altō altīs
Accusative altum altam altum altōs altās alta
Ablative altō altā altō altīs
Vocative alte alta altum altī altae alta

ReferencesEdit

  • altus1 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • altus2 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • altus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • altus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • altus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
    • (ambiguous) what he said made a deep impression on..: hoc verbum alte descendit in pectus alicuius
    • (ambiguous) to go a long way back (in narrative): longe, alte (longius, altius) repetere (either absolute or ab aliqua re)
    • (ambiguous) to put to sea: vela in altum dare (Liv. 25. 27)