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Related to ruber. Probably from its Oscan or Umbrian cognate. Compare Rufriis, rufru.



rūfus (feminine rūfa, neuter rūfum); first/second declension

  1. red, reddish, ruddy
  2. (New Latin) Used as a species epithet


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative rūfus rūfa rūfum rūfī rūfae rūfa
genitive rūfī rūfae rūfī rūfōrum rūfārum rūfōrum
dative rūfō rūfō rūfīs
accusative rūfum rūfam rūfum rūfōs rūfās rūfa
ablative rūfō rūfā rūfō rūfīs
vocative rūfe rūfa rūfum rūfī rūfae rūfa

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  • rufus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rufus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rufus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • rufus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • rufus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rufus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray