generosus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From genus (birth, origin) +‎ -ōsus

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

generōsus (feminine generōsa, neuter generōsum, adverb generōsē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. well-born, well-bred, noble
    • Source: Dictionary of European Proverbs, Routledge, 1998, →ISBN, page 340
      Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.
      "A well-bred horse does not attend to a barking dog."
  2. superior, excellent
  3. (figuratively) generous, magnanimous
  4. (figuratively) dignified, honorable

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative generōsus generōsa generōsum generōsī generōsae generōsa
Genitive generōsī generōsae generōsī generōsōrum generōsārum generōsōrum
Dative generōsō generōsō generōsīs
Accusative generōsum generōsam generōsum generōsōs generōsās generōsa
Ablative generōsō generōsā generōsō generōsīs
Vocative generōse generōsa generōsum generōsī generōsae generōsa

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ReferencesEdit

  • generosus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • generosus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • generosus 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)
  • generosus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)