pulchritudo

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pulcher (beautiful) +‎ -tūdō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pulchritūdō f (genitive pulchritūdinis); third declension

  1. beauty, attractiveness
    Synonyms: faciēs, decor, decus
    Antonyms: dēdecus, dehonestāmentum
  2. excellence
  3. (by extension) a beautiful thing

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pulchritūdō pulchritūdinēs
Genitive pulchritūdinis pulchritūdinum
Dative pulchritūdinī pulchritūdinibus
Accusative pulchritūdinem pulchritūdinēs
Ablative pulchritūdine pulchritūdinibus
Vocative pulchritūdō pulchritūdinēs

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: pulcritude
  • Portuguese: pulcritude
  • Spanish: pulcritud

ReferencesEdit

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