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Etymology 1Edit

Perfect passive participle of legō (pick out, select).



lēctus m (feminine lēcta, neuter lēctum); first/second declension

  1. chosen, picked, having been selected
  2. choice, excellent

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lēctus lēcta lēctum lēctī lēctae lēcta
genitive lēctī lēctae lēctī lēctōrum lēctārum lēctōrum
dative lēctō lēctō lēctīs
accusative lēctum lēctam lēctum lēctōs lēctās lēcta
ablative lēctō lēctā lēctō lēctīs
vocative lēcte lēcta lēctum lēctī lēctae lēcta
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie). Related to Ancient Greek λέχος (lékhos).



lectus m (genitive lectī); second declension

  1. bed
    Pueri sub lecto sunt.
    The boys are under the bed.
  2. couch, sofa

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lectus lectī
genitive lectī lectōrum
dative lectō lectīs
accusative lectum lectōs
ablative lectō lectīs
vocative lecte lectī
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See alsoEdit


  • lectus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lectus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lectus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be confined to one's bed: lecto teneri
    • to rise from one's bed, get up: e lecto or e cubīli surgere
  • lectus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • lectus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lectus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin