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From Punic 𐤔𐤐𐤈‎ (špṭ, “judge”). The term must have been borrowed from Late Punic, which had a shift from /p/ to /f/.


sūfes m (genitive sūfetis); third declension

  1. A suffete; one of the chief magistrates in ancient Carthage.


Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sūfes sūfetēs
Genitive sūfetis sūfetium
Dative sūfetī sūfetibus
Accusative sūfetem sūfetēs
Ablative sūfete sūfetibus
Vocative sūfes sūfetēs


  • sufes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sufes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sufes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • sufes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sufes in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • sufes in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press