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Etymology edit

From perīculum (an attempt, risk) +‎ -ōsus.

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Adjective edit

perīculōsus (feminine perīculōsa, neuter perīculōsum, superlative perīculōsissimus, adverb perīculōsē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. dangerous, hazardous, perilous
    Synonyms: anceps, īnfēnsus, dubius, capitālis
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 15:
      Horum te mori nemo coget, omnes docebunt; horum nemo annos tuos conteret, suos tibi contribuet; nullius ex his sermo periculosus erit, nullius amicitia capitalis, nullius sumptuosa obseruatio.
      No one of these will force you to die, but all will teach you how to die; no one of these will wear out your years, but each will add his own years to yours; conversations with no one of these will bring you peril, the friendship of none will endanger your life, the courting of none will tax your purse.

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative perīculōsus perīculōsa perīculōsum perīculōsī perīculōsae perīculōsa
Genitive perīculōsī perīculōsae perīculōsī perīculōsōrum perīculōsārum perīculōsōrum
Dative perīculōsō perīculōsō perīculōsīs
Accusative perīculōsum perīculōsam perīculōsum perīculōsōs perīculōsās perīculōsa
Ablative perīculōsō perīculōsā perīculōsō perīculōsīs
Vocative perīculōse perīculōsa perīculōsum perīculōsī perīculōsae perīculōsa

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  • periculosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • periculosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • periculosus 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)
  • periculosus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • periculosus in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016