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EtymologyEdit

From cārus (dear, expensive) +‎ -itās.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cāritās f (genitive cāritātis); third declension

  1. dearness
  2. costliness
  3. charity, the attitude of kindness and understanding towards others
  4. price

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cāritās cāritātēs
genitive cāritātis cāritātum
dative cāritātī cāritātibus
accusative cāritātem cāritātēs
ablative cāritāte cāritātibus
vocative cāritās cāritātēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • caritas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “caritas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • caritas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • dearth of corn; high prices: caritas annonae (opp. vilitas), also simply annona

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

caritas

  1. plural of carita