Latin edit

Etymology edit

From mel (honey) +‎ -ītus.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

mellītus (feminine mellīta, neuter mellītum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to honey.
  2. Sweetened with honey, honey-sweet, honeyed.
  3. (figuratively) As sweet as honey; honey-sweet, darling, lovely.

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mellītus mellīta mellītum mellītī mellītae mellīta
Genitive mellītī mellītae mellītī mellītōrum mellītārum mellītōrum
Dative mellītō mellītō mellītīs
Accusative mellītum mellītam mellītum mellītōs mellītās mellīta
Ablative mellītō mellītā mellītō mellītīs
Vocative mellīte mellīta mellītum mellītī mellītae mellīta

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Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Galician: Melide (place name)
  • Italian: mellito
  • Spanish: remilgo

Noun edit

mellītus m (genitive mellītī); second declension

  1. (figuratively, term of endearment) Sweet, darling, honey.

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mellītus mellītī
Genitive mellītī mellītōrum
Dative mellītō mellītīs
Accusative mellītum mellītōs
Ablative mellītō mellītīs
Vocative mellīte mellītī

References edit

  • mellitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mellitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mellitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid from Kevin Cawley at the University of Notre Dame Archives.