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EtymologyEdit

From nefās. Confer with nefārius, nefandus, infandus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nefāstus (feminine nefāsta, neuter nefāstum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (of a day) on which judgment could not be pronounced or assemblies of the people be held
  2. (figuratively) contrary to the sacred rites or to religion; irreligious, impious; wicked, profane, abandoned; unlucky, inauspicious; hurtful
    • Ille et nefasto te posuit die... — "Whoever planted you that cursed day..." (Horace, Ode II.13)
    • Quid intactum nefasti liquimus? — "What have we, in our impiety, left inviolate?" (Horace, Ode I.33)

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nefāstus nefāsta nefāstum nefāstī nefāstae nefāsta
Genitive nefāstī nefāstae nefāstī nefāstōrum nefāstārum nefāstōrum
Dative nefāstō nefāstō nefāstīs
Accusative nefāstum nefāstam nefāstum nefāstōs nefāstās nefāsta
Ablative nefāstō nefāstā nefāstō nefāstīs
Vocative nefāste nefāsta nefāstum nefāstī nefāstae nefāsta

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