Perfect passive participle of findō. Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *bʰidtós.


(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfis.sus/, [ˈfɪs̠ːʊs̠]


fissus (feminine fissa, neuter fissum); first/second-declension participle

  1. split, cloven


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative fissus fissa fissum fissī fissae fissa
Genitive fissī fissae fissī fissōrum fissārum fissōrum
Dative fissō fissō fissīs
Accusative fissum fissam fissum fissōs fissās fissa
Ablative fissō fissā fissō fissīs
Vocative fisse fissa fissum fissī fissae fissa

Derived termsEdit


  • Catalan: fes
  • French: fesse
  • Galician: feso
  • Italian: fesso
  • Sicilian: fissa, fissu
  • Spanish: fiso


  • fissus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fissus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fissus 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)
  • fissus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette