Comparative of an unattested adjective. From Proto-Italic *ōk-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁oh₁ḱús (quick, swift). Cognate with Ancient Greek ὠκύς (ōkús), Sanskrit आशु (āśú).[1]


ōcior (neuter ōcius, superlative ōcissimus); third-declension comparative adjective

  1. swifter, more rapid


Third-declension comparative adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ōcior ōcius ōciōrēs ōciōra
Genitive ōciōris ōciōrum
Dative ōciōrī ōciōribus
Accusative ōciōrem ōcius ōciōrēs ōciōra
Ablative ōciōre ōciōribus
Vocative ōcior ōcius ōciōrēs ōciōra


  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • ocior”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ocior”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ocior in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette