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EtymologyEdit

Possibly from *plaetus, from Proto-Indo-European *preyH- (to like, feel friendly/well-disposed), comparing with the name Plaetōrius. Cognate with Ancient Greek πρᾶος (prâos), Old English frēo (English free).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlae̯.tus/, [ˈɫ̪ae̯.t̪ʊs]
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AdjectiveEdit

laetus (feminine laeta, neuter laetum, comparative laetior, superlative laetissimus, adverb laetē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. happy, cheerful, glad
    Laetus sum.I (a man) am happy.
    Laeta sum.I (a woman) am happy.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative laetus laeta laetum laetī laetae laeta
Genitive laetī laetae laetī laetōrum laetārum laetōrum
Dative laetō laetō laetīs
Accusative laetum laetam laetum laetōs laetās laeta
Ablative laetō laetā laetō laetīs
Vocative laete laeta laetum laetī laetae laeta

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old French: lié
  • Galician: ledo
  • Italian: lieto
  • Mozarabic: ليطه
  • Portuguese: ledo
  • Spanish: ledo

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