senectus

See also: Senectus

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From senex (old) +‎ -tus (adjective-forming suffix).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

senectus (feminine senecta, neuter senectum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. aged, very old
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative senectus senecta senectum senectī senectae senecta
Genitive senectī senectae senectī senectōrum senectārum senectōrum
Dative senectō senectō senectīs
Accusative senectum senectam senectum senectōs senectās senecta
Ablative senectō senectā senectō senectīs
Vocative senecte senecta senectum senectī senectae senecta
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From senex (old) +‎ -tūs (abstract noun-forming suffix)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

senectūs f (genitive senectūtis); third declension

  1. old age, senility
    • 1781, C. W. Kindleben, Gaudeamus igitur
      Post molestam senectutem
      "After a troubling old age"
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative senectūs senectūtēs
Genitive senectūtis senectūtum
Dative senectūtī senectūtibus
Accusative senectūtem senectūtēs
Ablative senectūte senectūtibus
Vocative senectūs senectūtēs
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Italian: senettute
  • Spanish: senectud

ReferencesEdit

  • senectus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • senectus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • senectus 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)
  • senectus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be worn out by old age: senectute, senio confectum esse
    • to live to a very great age: ad summam senectutem pervenire
    • old age creeps on us insensibly: senectus nobis obrēpit