Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek παράσιτος (parásitos, person who eats at the table of another).

Noun edit

parasītus m (genitive parasītī, feminine parasīta); second declension

  1. guest
  2. sponger, parasite, freeloader

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative parasītus parasītī
Genitive parasītī parasītōrum
Dative parasītō parasītīs
Accusative parasītum parasītōs
Ablative parasītō parasītīs
Vocative parasīte parasītī

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: parasite
  • Translingual: Parasitus

References edit

  • parasitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • parasitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • parasitus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • parasitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • parasitus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers