Perfect passive participle of premō (I press).



pressus (feminine pressa, neuter pressum, comparative pressior, adverb pressē); first/second-declension participle

  1. pressed, having been pressed, squeezed
  2. suppressed, moderate, slow, having been kept down
  3. (of the voice) subdued, having been subdued
  4. (of color) lowered, subdued, gloomy
  5. compressed, concise, plain
  6. close, exact, accurate


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pressus pressa pressum pressī pressae pressa
Genitive pressī pressae pressī pressōrum pressārum pressōrum
Dative pressō pressō pressīs
Accusative pressum pressam pressum pressōs pressās pressa
Ablative pressō pressā pressō pressīs
Vocative presse pressa pressum pressī pressae pressa

Derived termsEdit


  • French: près
  • Galician: présa
  • Italian: presso
  • Portuguese: pressa
  • Sicilian: prescia, pressa
  • Spanish: priesa, prisa


  • pressus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pressus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pressus 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)
  • pressus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette