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NounEdit

fractus ‎(plural fracti)

  1. (meteorology) a cloud species which consists of broken shreds of cloud, like scud. Associated with cumulus, and stratus genera.

Source AMS Glossary of Meteorology


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of frangō ‎(break, fragment).

ParticipleEdit

frāctus m ‎(feminine frācta, neuter frāctum); first/second declension

  1. broken, shattered, having been broken.
  2. vanquished, defeated, having been defeated.

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative frāctus frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta
genitive frāctī frāctae frāctī frāctōrum frāctārum frāctōrum
dative frāctō frāctō frāctīs
accusative frāctum frāctam frāctum frāctōs frāctās frācta
ablative frāctō frāctā frāctō frāctīs
vocative frācte frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta

comparative: frāctior, superlative: frāctissimus.

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ReferencesEdit

  • fractus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fractus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • FRACTUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fractus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be cast down, discouraged, in despair: animo esse humili, demisso (more strongly animo esse fracto, perculso et abiecto) (Att. 3. 2)
    • (ambiguous) to be completely prostrated by fear: metu fractum et debilitatum, perculsum esse
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