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EtymologyEdit

From ēligō, as in "choosy".

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ēlegāns (genitive ēlegantis); third declension

  1. fine, elegant, handsome
  2. tasteful
  3. fastidious, critical
  4. discriminating, polite

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia
Genitive ēlegantis ēlegantium
Dative ēlegantī ēlegantibus
Accusative ēlegantem ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia
Ablative ēlegantī ēlegantibus
Vocative ēlegāns ēlegantēs ēlegantia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • elegans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elegans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • elegans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a fine, practised ear: aures elegantes, teretes, tritae (De Or. 9. 27)
    • sound knowledge; scholarship: doctrina exquisita, subtilis, elegans
    • good taste; delicate perception: iudicium subtile, elegans, exquisitum, intellegens
    • (ambiguous) logical minuteness, precision: disserendi elegantia
    • (ambiguous) he possesses sound judgment in matters of taste: elegantia in illo est
    • (ambiguous) tasteful description: elegantia orationis