Latin edit

Etymology edit

Perfect active participle of for (speak, say). From Proto-Italic *fātos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂-tó-s.

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

fātus (feminine fāta, neuter fātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. spoken, said, told, foretold, related, predicted; having or had spoken, etc.
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.685:
      [...] Sīc fāta gradūs ēvāserat altōs [...].
      As she had spoken these words [Anna] had been climbing the high steps [up to Dido’s pyre…].
      (T.E. Page [1967], pg. 393, notes that “‘fata’ is really a present” tense in this context, i.e.: While saying these words….)

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative fātus fāta fātum fātī fātae fāta
Genitive fātī fātae fātī fātōrum fātārum fātōrum
Dative fātō fātō fātīs
Accusative fātum fātam fātum fātōs fātās fāta
Ablative fātō fātā fātō fātīs
Vocative fāte fāta fātum fātī fātae fāta

Noun edit

fātus m (genitive fātūs); fourth declension

  1. word, saying
  2. oracle, prophecy
  3. fate

Declension edit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fātus fātūs
Genitive fātūs fātuum
Dative fātuī fātibus
Accusative fātum fātūs
Ablative fātū fātibus
Vocative fātus fātūs

See also edit

References edit

  • fatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fatus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • fatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Volapük edit

Noun edit


  1. predicative plural of fat