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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Verbal adjective from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut), the same root of careō (I lack).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

castus (feminine casta, neuter castum, comparative castior, superlative castissimus, adverb castē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. morally pure, guiltless
  2. pure, chaste, free from barbarisms
  3. religious, pious

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative castus casta castum castī castae casta
Genitive castī castae castī castōrum castārum castōrum
Dative castō castō castīs
Accusative castum castam castum castōs castās casta
Ablative castō castā castō castīs
Vocative caste casta castum castī castae casta

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DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: castu
  • Catalan: cast
  • English: chaste, caste
  • French: chaste, caste
  • Friulian: cast
  • Galician: casto

NounEdit

castus m (genitive castūs); fourth declension

  1. (ante-Classical, post-classical) an abstinence from sensual enjoyments on religious grounds

DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative castus castūs
Genitive castūs castuum
Dative castuī castibus
Accusative castum castūs
Ablative castū castibus
Vocative castus castūs

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