See also: Valetudo, Valétudo, and vale-tudo

Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From valeō +‎ -tūdō.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

valētūdō f (genitive valētūdinis); third declension

  1. state of health (usually bad unless deliberately expressed otherwise)
    Synonym: salūs
    Valetudine prosperrima usus est.
    He enjoyed excellent health.
  2. illness
    Synonyms: aegritūdō, morbus, malum, pestis, labor, incommodum, infirmitas
  3. ability, power
    Synonyms: fortitūdō, efficācia, capācitās, ops

Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative valētūdō valētūdinēs
Genitive valētūdinis valētūdinum
Dative valētūdinī valētūdinibus
Accusative valētūdinem valētūdinēs
Ablative valētūdine valētūdinibus
Vocative valētūdō valētūdinēs

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • valetudo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • valetudo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • valetudo 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)
  • valetudo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enjoy good health: bona (firma, prospera) valetudine esse or uti (vid. sect. VI. 8., note uti...)
    • to take care of one's health: valetudini consulere, operam dare
    • to be ill, weakly: infirma, aegra valetudine esse or uti
    • to excuse oneself on the score of health: valetudinem (morbum) excusare (Liv. 6. 22. 7)
    • to excuse oneself on the score of health: valetudinis excusatione uti
    • to plead ill-health as an excuse for absence: excusare morbum, valetudinem