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Perfect passive participle of claudō (I shut, close).



clausus m (feminine clausa, neuter clausum); first/second declension

  1. closed, inaccessible; having been closed
  2. enclosed, having been shut off
  3. shut, sealed, having been locked up
  4. (figuratively, of a person) deaf, unhearing, unreachable


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative clausus clausa clausum clausī clausae clausa
genitive clausī clausae clausī clausōrum clausārum clausōrum
dative clausō clausō clausīs
accusative clausum clausam clausum clausōs clausās clausa
ablative clausō clausā clausō clausīs
vocative clause clausa clausum clausī clausae clausa

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  • clausus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clausus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clausus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • clausus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to keep the coast and harbours in a state of blockade: litora ac portus custodia clausos tenere
  • clausus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray