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Perfect passive participle of īnstruō (prepare; equip; arrange).


(Classical) IPA(key): /inˈstruːk.tus/, [ĩːˈstruːk.tʊs]


īnstrūctus m (feminine īnstrūcta, neuter īnstrūctum); first/second declension

  1. equipped, prepared
  2. arranged
  3. trained, skilled


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative īnstrūctus īnstrūcta īnstrūctum īnstrūctī īnstrūctae īnstrūcta
genitive īnstrūctī īnstrūctae īnstrūctī īnstrūctōrum īnstrūctārum īnstrūctōrum
dative īnstrūctō īnstrūctō īnstrūctīs
accusative īnstrūctum īnstrūctam īnstrūctum īnstrūctōs īnstrūctās īnstrūcta
ablative īnstrūctō īnstrūctā īnstrūctō īnstrūctīs
vocative īnstrūcte īnstrūcta īnstrūctum īnstrūctī īnstrūctae īnstrūcta


  • instructus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • instructus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • instructus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • instructus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have received only a moderate education: a doctrina mediocriter instructum esse
    • a comfortably-furnished house: domus necessariis rebus instructa