Perfect participle of orior



ortus (feminine orta, neuter ortum); first/second-declension participle

  1. risen
  2. appeared
  3. originated


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ortus orta ortum ortī ortae orta
Genitive ortī ortae ortī ortōrum ortārum ortōrum
Dative ortō ortō ortīs
Accusative ortum ortam ortum ortōs ortās orta
Ablative ortō ortā ortō ortīs
Vocative orte orta ortum ortī ortae orta


ortus m (genitive ortūs); fourth declension

  1. a birth
  2. a sunrise
  3. (by extension) east


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ortus ortūs
Genitive ortūs ortuum
Dative ortuī ortibus
Accusative ortum ortūs
Ablative ortū ortibus
Vocative ortus ortūs


  • Italian: orto
  • Spanish: orto


  • ortus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ortus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ortus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ortus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • sunrise; sunset: ortus, occasus solis
    • the east winds are blowing: venti ab ortu solis flant
    • Cato of Utica was a direct descendant of Cato the Censor: Cato Uticensis ortus erat a Catone Censorio
    • a native of England: ortus ab Anglis or oriundus ex Anglis
    • the conversation began with..: sermo ortus est ab aliqua re
    • a knight by birth: equestri loco natus or ortus