Latin edit

Etymology edit

From cruor (blood) +‎ -entus. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

cruentus (feminine cruenta, neuter cruentum, adverb cruentē or cruenter); first/second-declension adjective

  1. bloody in its various senses, particularly:
    1. blood-stained
    2. (figuratively) blood-soaked, bloodstained; blood-thirsty, cruel
    3. blood-red, crimson

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cruentus cruenta cruentum cruentī cruentae cruenta
Genitive cruentī cruentae cruentī cruentōrum cruentārum cruentōrum
Dative cruentō cruentō cruentīs
Accusative cruentum cruentam cruentum cruentōs cruentās cruenta
Ablative cruentō cruentā cruentō cruentīs
Vocative cruente cruenta cruentum cruentī cruentae cruenta

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Descendants edit

  • Italian: cruento
  • Portuguese: cruento
  • Romanian: crunt
  • Spanish: cruento

References edit

  • cruentus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cruentus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cruentus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a bloody battle: proelium cruentum, atrox