Latin Edit

Etymology Edit

Present active participle of ēloquor (speak plainly, declare).

Participle Edit

ēloquēns (genitive ēloquentis, superlative ēloquentissimus); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. eloquent, articulate
    Synonym: cōpiōsus

Declension Edit

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ēloquēns ēloquentēs ēloquentia
Genitive ēloquentis ēloquentium
Dative ēloquentī ēloquentibus
Accusative ēloquentem ēloquēns ēloquentēs
Ablative ēloquente
Vocative ēloquēns ēloquentēs ēloquentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

References Edit

  • eloquens”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • eloquens”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • eloquens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a capable, finished speaker: eloquentem esse (De Or. 1. 21. 94)
    • (ambiguous) to be very eloquent: eloquentia valere
  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.