pietas

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pietas ‎(uncountable)

  1. A virtue among the Ancient Romans: duty or religiosity.

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from pius ‎(pious, devout) +‎ -tās ‎(-ty, -dom).

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NounEdit

pietās f ‎(genitive pietātis); third declension

  1. Dutiful conduct, sense of duty.
  2. (to the gods) Piety, conscientiousness, scrupulousness,
  3. (to one's parents, children, relatives, country, benefactors, etc.) Duty, dutifulness, affection, love, loyalty, patriotism, gratitude.
  4. Gentleness, kindness, tenderness, pity, compassion.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pietās pietātēs
genitive pietātis pietātum
dative pietātī pietātibus
accusative pietātem pietātēs
ablative pietāte pietātibus
vocative pietās pietātēs

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