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From contin(eō) (to hold together) +‎ -uus.



continuus (feminine continua, neuter continuum); first/second declension

  1. continuous, uninterrupted, successive
  2. (temporal) straight, in a row, whole (Biennio continuo post adeptum imperium... For two whole years after assuming power...)


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative continuus continua continuum continuī continuae continua
genitive continuī continuae continuī continuōrum continuārum continuōrum
dative continuō continuō continuīs
accusative continuum continuam continuum continuōs continuās continua
ablative continuō continuā continuō continuīs
vocative continue continua continuum continuī continuae continua



  • continuus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • continuus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “continuus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • continuus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an allegory; continuous metaphor: continua translatio (Or. 27. 94)