EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vastus (vast, immense, enormous, huge, monstrous). Doublet of vast.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vastus (plural vasti)

  1. (anatomy) One of the great muscles upon the front of the thigh.

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EstonianEdit

NounEdit

vastus (genitive vastuse, partitive vastust)

  1. answer, response

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

vasta- +‎ -us

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑstus/, [ˈʋɑs̠t̪us̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑstus
  • Syllabification(key): vas‧tus

NounEdit

vastus

  1. resistor (electronic component)
  2. resistance (the act of resisting, or the capacity to resist)
  3. resistance (in physics, force that tends to oppose motion)
  4. resistance (in physics, electrical resistance)
  5. drag (resistance of air or other fluid to something moving in it)
  6. opposition (opposing side in competition)
  7. element (short form of heating element)
  8. (slang, gaming) enemy
    Synonyms: vihollinen, (slang) vihu

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vastus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative vastus vastukset
genitive vastuksen vastusten
vastuksien
partitive vastusta vastuksia
illative vastukseen vastuksiin
singular plural
nominative vastus vastukset
accusative nom. vastus vastukset
gen. vastuksen
genitive vastuksen vastusten
vastuksien
partitive vastusta vastuksia
inessive vastuksessa vastuksissa
elative vastuksesta vastuksista
illative vastukseen vastuksiin
adessive vastuksella vastuksilla
ablative vastukselta vastuksilta
allative vastukselle vastuksille
essive vastuksena vastuksina
translative vastukseksi vastuksiksi
instructive vastuksin
abessive vastuksetta vastuksitta
comitative vastuksineen
Possessive forms of vastus (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person vastukseni vastuksemme
2nd person vastuksesi vastuksenne
3rd person vastuksensa

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *wāstos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (empty, wasted). Cognate with English waste, German Wüste.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vāstus (feminine vāsta, neuter vāstum, comparative vāstior, superlative vāstissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (literally) Empty, unoccupied, i.e. waste, desert.
    1. (figuratively) Uncultivated, unpolished, rude, rough, harsh.
  2. Desolate, deserted, made lonely.
  3. Wasted by destruction, laid waste, ravaged, devastated, destroyed.
  4. (of size) Vast, immense, enormous, huge, monstrous.
    Synonyms: impēnsus, immēnsus, ingēns, immānis
    1. (of degree) Immense, enormous, prodigious, vast.
    2. (figuratively) Insatiable.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative vāstus vāsta vāstum vāstī vāstae vāsta
Genitive vāstī vāstae vāstī vāstōrum vāstārum vāstōrum
Dative vāstō vāstō vāstīs
Accusative vāstum vāstam vāstum vāstōs vāstās vāsta
Ablative vāstō vāstā vāstō vāstīs
Vocative vāste vāsta vāstum vāstī vāstae vāsta

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: vast
  • English: vast
  • French: vaste
  • Galician: vasto
  • Italian: vasto
  • Portuguese: vasto
  • Romanian: vast
  • Spanish: vasto

ReferencesEdit

  • vastus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vastus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vastus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette