Latin edit

Etymology edit

ferrum (iron) +‎ -eus (adjective-forming suffix)

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

ferreus (feminine ferrea, neuter ferreum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. iron, made of iron
  2. like or pertaining to iron
  3. hard, cruel
  4. firm, immovable, rigid

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ferreus ferrea ferreum ferreī ferreae ferrea
Genitive ferreī ferreae ferreī ferreōrum ferreārum ferreōrum
Dative ferreō ferreō ferreīs
Accusative ferreum ferream ferreum ferreōs ferreās ferrea
Ablative ferreō ferreā ferreō ferreīs
Vocative ferree ferrea ferreum ferreī ferreae ferrea

Synonyms edit

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Descendants edit

  • Catalan: ferri
  • Galician: férreo
  • Italian: ferreo
  • Portuguese: férreo
  • Spanish: férreo

References edit

  • ferreus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ferreus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ferreus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to throw grappling irons on board; to board: copulas, manus ferreas (in navem) inicere