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Perfect passive participle of inveterō (give age or duration to something).


inveterātus m (feminine inveterāta, neuter inveterātum); first/second declension

  1. rendered old, given age or duration, aged, having been rendered old
  2. (by extension) kept for a long time, preserved
  3. (by extension) inveterate, old, of long standing, rooted
  4. (by extension, of diseases) deep-seated, chronic, inveterate


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative inveterātus inveterāta inveterātum inveterātī inveterātae inveterāta
genitive inveterātī inveterātae inveterātī inveterātōrum inveterātārum inveterātōrum
dative inveterātō inveterātō inveterātīs
accusative inveterātum inveterātam inveterātum inveterātōs inveterātās inveterāta
ablative inveterātō inveterātā inveterātō inveterātīs
vocative inveterāte inveterāta inveterātum inveterātī inveterātae inveterāta


  • inveteratus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inveteratus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a rooted opinion: opinio confirmata, inveterata
    • to cherish an inveterate animosity against some one: odium inveteratum habere in aliquem (Vat. 3. 6)