Alternative formsEdit


Perfect passive participle form of tendō (to stretch, to extend), a later, analogical form of tentus.



tēnsus (feminine tēnsa, neuter tēnsum); first/second-declension participle

  1. Stretched, stretched out, extended, distended.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative tēnsus tēnsa tēnsum tēnsī tēnsae tēnsa
Genitive tēnsī tēnsae tēnsī tēnsōrum tēnsārum tēnsōrum
Dative tēnsō tēnsō tēnsīs
Accusative tēnsum tēnsam tēnsum tēnsōs tēnsās tēnsa
Ablative tēnsō tēnsā tēnsō tēnsīs
Vocative tēnse tēnsa tēnsum tēnsī tēnsae tēnsa

Derived termsEdit



  • tensus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tensus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tensus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 206