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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff). Cognate with Latin stultus, stolidus, strēnuus, torpeō, Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sterilis (neuter sterile); third declension

  1. barren, sterile
  2. unprofitable, futile

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sterilis sterile sterilēs sterilia
genitive sterilis sterilium
dative sterilī sterilibus
accusative sterilem sterile sterilēs sterilia
ablative sterilī sterilibus
vocative sterilis sterile sterilēs sterilia

ReferencesEdit

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