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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

DeclensionEdit

First/second declension.

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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