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EtymologyEdit

Normally the vocative masculine singular form of mactus, the adjective became frozen and a quasi-interjection.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

macte

  1. vocative masculine singular of mactus

AdjectiveEdit

macte (indeclinable)

  1. (addressed to deities, macte estō with abl.) be blessed (with)
  2. (addressed to people, macte virtūte (estō)) be blessed for your courage, well done
  3. (macte (estō) with abl. or rarely gen. or acc.) be blessed (for), hurray (for)
  4. (quasi-interjection) bravo, well done

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