Open main menu

Wiktionary β







idōneus (feminine idōnea, neuter idōneum); first/second declension

  1. suitable, proper, apt
  2. sufficient, convenient


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative idōneus idōnea idōneum idōneī idōneae idōnea
genitive idōneī idōneae idōneī idōneōrum idōneārum idōneōrum
dative idōneō idōneō idōneīs
accusative idōneum idōneam idōneum idōneōs idōneās idōnea
ablative idōneō idōneā idōneō idōneīs
vocative idōnee idōnea idōneum idōneī idōneae idōnea


Related termsEdit



  • idoneus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • idoneus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “idoneus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • idoneus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to meet with good weather: tempestatem idoneam, bonam nancisci
    • to find a suitable pretext: causam idoneam nancisci
    • in a favourable position: idoneo, aequo, suo (opp. iniquo) loco
    • to choose suitable ground for an engagement: locum ad pugnam idoneum deligere
    • the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
  • idoneus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 295