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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From modus ‎((due) measure).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

modicus m ‎(feminine modica, neuter modicum); first/second declension

  1. moderate
  2. temperate, restrained
  3. reasonable

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative modicus modica modicum modicī modicae modica
genitive modicī modicae modicī modicōrum modicārum modicōrum
dative modicō modicō modicīs
accusative modicum modicam modicum modicōs modicās modica
ablative modicō modicā modicō modicīs
vocative modice modica modicum modicī modicae modica

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • modicus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modicus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modicus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bear a thing with resignation, composure: humane, modice, moderate, sapienter, constanter ferre aliquid
    • to be moderate in all things, commit no excess: omnia modice agere
    • with moderation and judgment: modice ac sapienter
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