See also: Tacitus and TACITUS



Perfect passive participle of taceō.



tacitus (feminine tacita, neuter tacitum); first/second-declension participle

  1. (pass.) that is passed over in silence, not spoken of, kept secret, unmentioned
  2. that is done without words, assumed as a matter of course, silent, implied, tacit
  3. that is done or exists in silence; secret, hidden, concealed
    Synonym: indictus
  4. (act. or neut.) that does not speak, not uttering a sound, silent, still, quiet, noiseless, mute


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative tacitus tacita tacitum tacitī tacitae tacita
Genitive tacitī tacitae tacitī tacitōrum tacitārum tacitōrum
Dative tacitō tacitō tacitīs
Accusative tacitum tacitam tacitum tacitōs tacitās tacita
Ablative tacitō tacitā tacitō tacitīs
Vocative tacite tacita tacitum tacitī tacitae tacita


  • Catalan: tàcit
  • French: tacite
  • Italian: tacito
  • Portuguese: tácito
  • Romanian: tacit
  • Spanish: tácito


  • tacitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tacitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tacitus 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)
  • tacitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • tacitus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers