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From sacer (sacred, holy) plus an affix derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *dʰeh₁- (to do).



sacerdōs m, f (genitive sacerdōtis); third declension

  1. priest, priestess, cleric


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sacerdōs sacerdōtēs
genitive sacerdōtis sacerdōtum
dative sacerdōtī sacerdōtibus
accusative sacerdōtem sacerdōtēs
ablative sacerdōte sacerdōtibus
vocative sacerdōs sacerdōtēs

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  • sacerdos in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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