officiosus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From officium (duty) +‎ -ōsus (full of).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

officiōsus (feminine officiōsa, neuter officiōsum, comparative officiōsior, superlative officiōsissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. attentive, dutiful, obliging
  2. officious

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative officiōsus officiōsa officiōsum officiōsī officiōsae officiōsa
Genitive officiōsī officiōsae officiōsī officiōsōrum officiōsārum officiōsōrum
Dative officiōsō officiōsō officiōsīs
Accusative officiōsum officiōsam officiōsum officiōsōs officiōsās officiōsa
Ablative officiōsō officiōsā officiōsō officiōsīs
Vocative officiōse officiōsa officiōsum officiōsī officiōsae officiōsa

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: oficiós
  • French: officieux
  • Galician: oficioso
  • Portuguese: oficioso
  • Spanish: oficioso

ReferencesEdit

  • officiosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • officiosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • officiosus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be courteous, obliging to some one: officiosum esse in aliquem