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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of dīcō(say).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

dictus m ‎(feminine dicta, neuter dictum); first/second declension

  1. said, uttered; mentioned, spoken, having been said.
  2. declared, stated, having been declared.
    1. affirmed, asserted (positively), having been affirmed.
  3. told, having been told.
  4. called, named, having been called.
  5. referred to, having been referred to.

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dictus dicta dictum dictī dictae dicta
genitive dictī dictae dictī dictōrum dictārum dictōrum
dative dictō dictō dictīs
accusative dictum dictam dictum dictōs dictās dicta
ablative dictō dictā dictō dictīs
vocative dicte dicta dictum dictī dictae dicta

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NounEdit

dictus m ‎(genitive dictūs); fourth declension

  1. saying, epithet
  2. speech

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dictus dictūs
genitive dictūs dictuum
dative dictuī dictibus
accusative dictum dictūs
ablative dictū dictibus
vocative dictus dictūs

ReferencesEdit

  • dictus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dictus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.dictus”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • it sounds incredible: incredibile dictu est
    • (ambiguous) a short, pointed witticism: breviter et commode dictum
    • (ambiguous) a witticism, bon mot: facete dictum
    • (ambiguous) a far-fetched joke: arcessitum dictum (De Or. 2. 63. 256)
    • (ambiguous) to make jokes on a person: dicta dicere in aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to obey a person's orders: dicto audientem esse alicui
    • (ambiguous) as I said above: ut supra (opp. infra) diximus, dictum est
    • (ambiguous) so much for this subject...; enough has been said on..: ac (sed) de ... satis dixi, dictum est