obstreperus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From obstrepere, present infinitive of obstrepō (roar, resound; clamor; annoy; make a noise against) + -us.

Note: This represents an unusual and somewhat unique Latin formation, as the adjectival suffix is amended to the infinitive form of the verb. This is opposed to the suffixation of the first person present indicative, as is the usual custom when adjectives are created from verbs in Latin; such is the case with dīvidus and prōdigus, for example. This application serves to emphasize the universality of application of -us in the creation of adjectives.

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AdjectiveEdit

obstreperus (feminine obstrepera, neuter obstreperum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Clamorous, chirping, noisy.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative obstreperus obstrepera obstreperum obstreperī obstreperae obstrepera
Genitive obstreperī obstreperae obstreperī obstreperōrum obstreperārum obstreperōrum
Dative obstreperō obstreperō obstreperīs
Accusative obstreperum obstreperam obstreperum obstreperōs obstreperās obstrepera
Ablative obstreperō obstreperā obstreperō obstreperīs
Vocative obstrepere obstrepera obstreperum obstreperī obstreperae obstrepera

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: obstreperous
  • Spanish: obstrépero

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