festinus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to strike, slay, kill). The verbal form festinare is attested in the Old Latin period in the works of Terence, such as Eunuchus and Heauton Timorumenos.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

festīnus (feminine festīna, neuter festīnum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. swift, quick, rapid, hasty
  2. impatient
  3. early, premature

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative festīnus festīna festīnum festīnī festīnae festīna
Genitive festīnī festīnae festīnī festīnōrum festīnārum festīnōrum
Dative festīnō festīnō festīnīs
Accusative festīnum festīnam festīnum festīnōs festīnās festīna
Ablative festīnō festīnā festīnō festīnīs
Vocative festīne festīna festīnum festīnī festīnae festīna

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