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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fortis (brave).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fortis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) Strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless.

AntonymsEdit


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill). Cognate with Avestan 𐬠𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬧𐬝 (bərəzaṇt̰), Sanskrit बर्हयति (barhayati, to invigorate) and Old English burg (English borough).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fortis (neuter forte); third declension

  1. strong (physically powerful)
  2. (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast
DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative fortis forte fortēs fortia
genitive fortis fortium
dative fortī fortibus
accusative fortem forte fortēs fortia
ablative fortī fortibus
vocative fortis forte fortēs fortia
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From fōrs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fōrtis

  1. genitive singular of fōrs

ReferencesEdit

  • fortis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fortis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fortis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fortis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • be brave: fortem te praebe
    • (ambiguous) quite accidentally, fortuitously: temere et fortuito; forte (et) temere
    • (ambiguous) to be brave by nature: animo forti esse
    • (ambiguous) personally brave: manu fortis

Old LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

AdjectiveEdit

fortis

  1. strong

DeclensionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit