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From ēlātus, perfect passive participle of efferō (bring forth or out; rise; exalt), from ē (out of), short form of ex, + ferō (carry, bear).



ēlātiō f (genitive ēlātiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of carrying out; carrying to a grave, burial.
  2. The act of lifting or raising up, elevation.
  3. (figuratively) The state of being carried away or hurried along; transport; passion.
  4. (figuratively) Exaltation, elevation, glorification, extolment.
  5. (figuratively) An exalted state of mind; self-exaltation, pride, elation.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ēlātiō ēlātiōnēs
genitive ēlātiōnis ēlātiōnum
dative ēlātiōnī ēlātiōnibus
accusative ēlātiōnem ēlātiōnēs
ablative ēlātiōne ēlātiōnibus
vocative ēlātiō ēlātiōnēs

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  • elatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “elatio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • elatio 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.
    • the exalted strain of the speech: elatio atque altitudo orationis