EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin quiētus (at rest). Doublet of quiet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quietus (usually uncountable, plural quietuses)

  1. A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity.
  2. (figuratively) Death.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians.
      Olive's specific terrors and dangers had by this time very much blown over; Basil Ransom had given no sign of life for ages, and Henry Burrage had certainly got his quietus before they went to Europe.
  3. Final settlement (e.g., of a debt).

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of quiēscō (repose, lie still).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

quiētus (feminine quiēta, neuter quiētum, comparative quiētior, superlative quiētissimus); first/second-declension participle

  1. at rest/nap, quiet, keeping quiet.
  2. peaceful, neutral.
  3. tranquil, calm.
  4. excused, absolved of

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative quiētus quiēta quiētum quiētī quiētae quiēta
Genitive quiētī quiētae quiētī quiētōrum quiētārum quiētōrum
Dative quiētō quiētō quiētīs
Accusative quiētum quiētam quiētum quiētōs quiētās quiēta
Ablative quiētō quiētā quiētō quiētīs
Vocative quiēte quiēta quiētum quiētī quiētae quiēta

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit