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From Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥Htos, *gʷerH- (to welcome, greet, praise). Cognates include Sanskrit गृणाति (gṛṇā́ti, to praise), Old Church Slavonic жрьти (žrĭti) and Old Prussian girtwei (to praise).



grātus (feminine grāta, neuter grātum); first/second declension

  1. pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome
  2. dear, beloved
  3. grateful, thankful


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative grātus grāta grātum grātī grātae grāta
genitive grātī grātae grātī grātōrum grātārum grātōrum
dative grātō grātō grātīs
accusative grātum grātam grātum grātōs grātās grāta
ablative grātō grātā grātō grātīs
vocative grāte grāta grātum grātī grātae grāta

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  • gratus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gratus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gratus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • gratus 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.
    • to do any one a (great) favour: gratum (gratissimum) alicui facere
    • gratitude: gratus (opp. ingratus) animus
    • to show a thankful appreciation of a person's kindness: grata memoria aliquem prosequi
    • to think of a person with a grateful sense of his goodness: nomen alicuius grato animo prosequi
    • to retain a (most) pleasant impression of a person: gratam (gratissimam) alicuius memoriam retinere
  • gratus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray