Latin

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Etymology

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Perfect active participle of cōnfiteor (I confess, acknowledge).

Participle

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cōnfessus (feminine cōnfessa, neuter cōnfessum); first/second-declension participle

  1. confessed, acknowledged

Declension

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First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cōnfessus cōnfessa cōnfessum cōnfessī cōnfessae cōnfessa
Genitive cōnfessī cōnfessae cōnfessī cōnfessōrum cōnfessārum cōnfessōrum
Dative cōnfessō cōnfessō cōnfessīs
Accusative cōnfessum cōnfessam cōnfessum cōnfessōs cōnfessās cōnfessa
Ablative cōnfessō cōnfessā cōnfessō cōnfessīs
Vocative cōnfesse cōnfessa cōnfessum cōnfessī cōnfessae cōnfessa

Descendants

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  • Catalan: confés
  • Old French: confés, confes, cunfés, cunfes

References

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  • confessus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • confessus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • confessus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • confessus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.