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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁- (to call, shout). Cognate with Latin calō, clāmō, classis, concilium, Ancient Greek καλέω (kaléō).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

clārus (feminine clāra, neuter clārum); first/second declension

  1. clear, bright
  2. renowned, famous
  3. upstanding, respected

DeclensionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative clārus clāra clārum clārī clārae clāra
Genitive clārī clārae clārī clārōrum clārārum clārōrum
Dative clārō clārae clārō clārīs clārīs clārīs
Accusative clārum clāram clārum clārōs clārās clāra
Ablative clārō clārā clārō clārīs clārīs clārīs
Vocative clāre clāra clārum clārī clārae clāra

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ReferencesEdit

  • clarus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clarus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clarus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • clarus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to become famous, distinguish oneself: clarum fieri, nobilitari, illustrari (not the post-classical clarescere or inclarescere
    • a good,[1] brilliant example; a striking example: exemplum clarum, praeclarum
    • a strong, loud voice: vox magna, clara (Sulla 10. 30)
    • men of rank and dignity: viri clari et honorati (De Sen. 7. 22)
  • clarus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clarus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • clarus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • clarus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly