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Etymology edit

Perfect passive participle of intendō.

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Adjective edit

intentus (feminine intenta, neuter intentum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. mindful, attentive (to the situation at hand)
    Synonyms: intēnsus, attentus, ērēctus, cautus
    Antonym: incautus
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita 26.1:
      Ea tum cura maxime intentos habebat Romanos, non ab ira tantum, quae in nullam unquam ciuitatem iustior fuit, quam quod urbs tam nobilis ac potens, sicut defectione sua traxerat aliquot populos, ita recepta inclinatura rursus animos uidebatur ad ueteris imperii respectum.
      This concern in particular troubled the mindful Romans at the time, not so much because of anger, which has never been more justified against any other city, rather because a city so noble and powerful, in the same way that it had attracted the support of a number of communities by its revolt, was thought would again turn attention back towards respect for the previous government once recaptured.
  2. intent on (something) (having one's attention fixed on something)
    Synonyms: intēnsus, contentus
    Antonym: invītus
  3. serious, earnest
    Synonyms: dēsīderōsus, impiger, studiōsus, sēdulus, ācer, cupidus, aspīrāns

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative intentus intenta intentum intentī intentae intenta
Genitive intentī intentae intentī intentōrum intentārum intentōrum
Dative intentō intentō intentīs
Accusative intentum intentam intentum intentōs intentās intenta
Ablative intentō intentā intentō intentīs
Vocative intente intenta intentum intentī intentae intenta

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References edit

  • intentus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intentus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intentus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be engaged upon a matter: intentum esse alicui rei
  • intentus in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016