See also: Usus




  1. inessive singular of usk




  1. bowel
  2. guts
  3. intestine



Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *oissos. Equivalent to ūtor +‎ -sus (action noun)


ūsus m (genitive ūsūs); fourth declension

  1. use, employment, exercise, advantage
  2. practice
    • Cicero, Pro Balbo, section 45
      Adsiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit.
      Constant practice devoted to one subject often prevails over both ability and skill.
  3. experience, discipline, skill
  4. habit, usage, custom

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ūsus ūsūs
Genitive ūsūs ūsuum
Dative ūsuī ūsibus
Accusative ūsum ūsūs
Ablative ūsū ūsibus
Vocative ūsus ūsūs
Derived termsEdit
  • Catalan: ús
  • English: use
  • French: us, usage
  • Galician: uso
  • German: Usus

Etymology 2Edit

Perfect participle of ūtor (make use of).


ūsus (feminine ūsa, neuter ūsum); first/second-declension participle

  1. used, employed, having used.
  2. enjoyed, having taken advantage of.
  3. experienced, undergone, having experienced.
  4. worn, having worn.
  5. consumed, having consumed.

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ūsus ūsa ūsum ūsī ūsae ūsa
Genitive ūsī ūsae ūsī ūsōrum ūsārum ūsōrum
Dative ūsō ūsō ūsīs
Accusative ūsum ūsam ūsum ūsōs ūsās ūsa
Ablative ūsō ūsā ūsō ūsīs
Vocative ūse ūsa ūsum ūsī ūsae ūsa


  • usus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • usus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • usus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be of use: usui or ex usu esse
    • to employ in the furtherance of one's interests: aliquid in usum suum conferre
    • to use up, make full use of one's spare time: otio abūti or otium ad suum usum transferre
    • to have a theoretical knowledge of a thing: ratione, doctrina (opp. usu) aliquid cognitum habere
    • to combine theory with practice: doctrinam ad usum adiungere
    • to have had practical experience: in rebus atque in usu versatum esse
    • to possess experience: usu praeditum esse
    • to have had great experience in a thing: magnum usum in aliqua re habere
    • varied, manifold experience: multarum rerum usus
    • we know from experience: usu rerum (vitae, vitae communis) edocti sumus
    • we know from experience: usu cognitum habemus
    • everyday experience tells us this: res ipsa, usus rerum (cotidie) docet
    • experience has taught me: usus me docuit
    • the ordinary usage of language, everyday speech: cotidiani sermonis usus
    • good Latin: sermo latinus (opp. sermo parum latinus) (cf. sect. VII. 2., note For the use of adverbs...)
    • to be on friendly terms with a person: usu, familiaritate, consuetudine coniunctum esse cum aliquo
    • to be on friendly terms with a person: est mihi consuetudo, or usus cum aliquo
    • we have known each other well for several years: vetus usus inter nos intercedit
    • it is traditional usage: more, usu receptum est
    • a man who has held many offices: amplis honoribus usus (Sall. Iug. 25. 4)
    • veterans; experienced troops: qui magnum in castris usum habent
    • to possess great experience in military matters: magnum usum in re militari habere (Sest. 5. 12)
  • usus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin




usus (Jawi spelling اوسوس‎, plural usus-usus, informal 1st possessive ususku, impolite 2nd possessive ususmu, 3rd possessive ususnya)

  1. intestine (alimentary canal)