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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew-. See fūtis and fundō.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fūtilis (neuter fūtile); third declension

  1. that easily pours out
  2. that can not contain, leaky
  3. (figuratively) untrustworthy, vain, worthless, futile, frivolous

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative fūtilis fūtile fūtilēs fūtilia
genitive fūtilis fūtilium
dative fūtilī fūtilibus
accusative fūtilem fūtile fūtilēs fūtilia
ablative fūtilī fūtilibus
vocative fūtilis fūtile fūtilēs fūtilia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • futilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • futilis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • futilis in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016