Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-(here) + contrastive *-(e)teros. Confer with citer. See also cis, hic.



cēterus m (feminine cētera, neuter cēterum); first/second declension

  1. the other, remainder, rest
  2. besides, also
  3. (substantive) the others, everybody else


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cēterus cētera cēterum cēterī cēterae cētera
genitive cēterī cēterae cēterī cēterōrum cēterārum cēterōrum
dative cēterō cēterō cēterīs
accusative cēterum cēteram cēterum cēterōs cēterās cētera
ablative cēterō cēterā cēterō cēterīs
vocative cētere cētera cēterum cēterī cēterae cētera

Derived termsEdit


  • ceterus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ceterus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.ceterus”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) as regards the rest; otherwise: ceteris rebus (not cetera)
    • (ambiguous) to isolate a witness: aliquem a ceteris separare et in arcam conicere ne quis cum eo colloqui possit (Mil. 22. 60)
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag