Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *nosteros.

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

noster (feminine nostra, neuter nostrum); first/second-declension determiner (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. (possessive) our, ours
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.213–214:
      “[...] cōnūbia nostra / reppulit, ac dominum Aenēān in rēgna recēpit.”
      “[The woman …] has rejected our marriage-offer, and accepted Aeneas as lord in her realm.”
      (King Iarbas, whom Queen Dido has rejected, refers to himself using the “royal we.”)

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er), with locative.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative noster nostra nostrum nostrī nostrae nostra
Genitive nostrī nostrae nostrī nostrōrum nostrārum nostrōrum
Dative nostrō nostrō nostrīs
Accusative nostrum nostram nostrum nostrōs nostrās nostra
Ablative nostrō nostrā nostrō nostrīs
Vocative noster nostra nostrum nostrī nostrae nostra
Locative nostrī nostrae nostrī nostrīs

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Related terms edit

Descendants edit

Through Vulgar Latin *nossus:

References edit

  • noster”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • noster”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • noster in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the present day: haec tempora, nostra haec aetas, memoria
    • in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • our generation has seen many victories: nostra aetas multas victorias vidit
    • in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines huius aetatis, nostrae memoriae
    • a thing has been vividly impressed on our[TR1] memory: aliquid in memoria nostra penitus insidet
    • the history of our own times; contemporary history: nostra memoria (Cael. 18. 43)
    • to introduce a thing into our customs; to familiarise us with a thing: in nostros mores inducere aliquid (De Or. 2. 28)