Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From prōmō (take or bring forth) +‎ -tus.

Noun edit

prōmptus m (genitive prōmptūs); fourth declension

  1. a taking forth
    1. an exposing to view, a being visible, visibility, in the phrase:
      in promptu esse (habere, ponere) — “to be (make, render) public, open, visible, manifest”
    2. readiness; willingness, zeal, as in the phrases:
      in promptu esse, habere — “to be at hand, to have ready”
      dignare promptus ingeri - "grant zeal to be entered within" (from the hymn Nunc Sancte Nobis)
    3. ease, facility; only in the phrase:
      in promptu esse — “to be easy”
Declension edit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prōmptus prōmptūs
Genitive prōmptūs prōmptuum
Dative prōmptuī prōmptibus
Accusative prōmptum prōmptūs
Ablative prōmptū prōmptibus
Vocative prōmptus prōmptūs
Descendants edit

Meaning 'ready'

  • French: prompt
  • Galician: pronto
  • Italian: pronto
  • Portuguese: pronto
  • Sicilian: prontu

Meaning 'already'

Etymology 2 edit

Perfect passive participle of prōmō.

Participle edit

prōmptus (feminine prōmpta, neuter prōmptum); first/second-declension participle

  1. produced
Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative prōmptus prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta
Genitive prōmptī prōmptae prōmptī prōmptōrum prōmptārum prōmptōrum
Dative prōmptō prōmptō prōmptīs
Accusative prōmptum prōmptam prōmptum prōmptōs prōmptās prōmpta
Ablative prōmptō prōmptā prōmptō prōmptīs
Vocative prōmpte prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta

Adjective edit

prōmptus (feminine prōmpta, neuter prōmptum, comparative prōmptior, superlative prōmptissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. manifest, disclosed
  2. ready, willing, eager, decided, resolute
    Synonyms: libēns, indubius, certus, fixus, intēnsus, intentus
    Antonyms: invītus, incertus, dubius, suspensus, vagus, anceps
  3. quick, prompt
    Synonyms: rapidus, celer, vēlōx, properus, levis, facilis
    Antonyms: lentus, tardus, sērus
  4. bold, enterprising
    Synonyms: audāx, audēns
    Antonyms: timidus, pavidus
  5. easy, practicable
    Synonym: facilis
    Antonym: difficilis
Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative prōmptus prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta
Genitive prōmptī prōmptae prōmptī prōmptōrum prōmptārum prōmptōrum
Dative prōmptō prōmptō prōmptīs
Accusative prōmptum prōmptam prōmptum prōmptōs prōmptās prōmpta
Ablative prōmptō prōmptā prōmptō prōmptīs
Vocative prōmpte prōmpta prōmptum prōmptī prōmptae prōmpta

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

References edit

  • promptus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • promptus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • promptus 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)
  • promptus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a ready tongue: lingua promptum esse
    • to be humorously inclined: animo prompto esse ad iocandum
    • it is clear, evident: hoc in promptu est