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From Latin frūctus.


fructus (uncountable)

  1. (law, historical) In Ancient Roman law, any product originating either from a natural source (such as fruits grown or animals bred) or from legal transactions (e.g. interest on a loan).



From Proto-Italic *frūktos, perfect active participle of fruor (have the benefit of, use, enjoy).



frūctus m (genitive frūctūs); fourth declension

  1. enjoyment, delight, satisfaction
  2. produce, product, fruit
  3. profit, yield, output, income
  4. (by extension) effect, result, return, reward, success


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative frūctus frūctūs
Genitive frūctūs frūctuum
Dative frūctuī frūctibus
Accusative frūctum frūctūs
Ablative frūctū frūctibus
Vocative frūctus frūctūs

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frūctus (feminine frūcta, neuter frūctum); first/second-declension participle

  1. enjoyed, having derived pleasure from


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative frūctus frūcta frūctum frūctī frūctae frūcta
Genitive frūctī frūctae frūctī frūctōrum frūctārum frūctōrum
Dative frūctō frūctō frūctīs
Accusative frūctum frūctam frūctum frūctōs frūctās frūcta
Ablative frūctō frūctā frūctō frūctīs
Vocative frūcte frūcta frūctum frūctī frūctae frūcta


  • fructus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fructus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fructus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fructus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to derive (great) profit , advantage from a thing: fructum (uberrimum) capere, percipere, consequi ex aliqua re
    • (great) advantage accrues to me from this: fructus ex hac re redundant in or ad me
    • I am benefited by a thing: aliquid ad meum fructum redundat
    • to reap: fructus demetere or percipere
    • to harvest crops: fructus condere (N. D. 2. 62. 156)
  • fructus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fructus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin