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See also: Tacitus and TACITUS




Perfect passive participle of taceō.


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

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


First/second declension.

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



  • 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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tacitus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tacitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • tacitus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers