altus

See also: Altus

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*h₂el-
  • (adjective): From altum, supine of alō ‎(grow).
  • (participle): Perfect passive participle of alō ‎(nourish).

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • altus1” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • altus2” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • altus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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)

ParticipleEdit

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

  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

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

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
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