Latin edit

Etymology edit

From viola (violet flower) +‎ -āceus.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

violāceus (feminine violācea, neuter violāceum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. violet (coloured)

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative violāceus violācea violāceum violāceī violāceae violācea
Genitive violāceī violāceae violāceī violāceōrum violāceārum violāceōrum
Dative violāceō violāceō violāceīs
Accusative violāceum violāceam violāceum violāceōs violāceās violācea
Ablative violāceō violāceā violāceō violāceīs
Vocative violācee violācea violāceum violāceī violāceae violācea

See also edit

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     albus, candidus, subalbus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus, blancus (ML.)      glaucus, rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinerāceus, plumbeusgrīseus (ML. or NL.)      niger, āter, piceus, furvus
             ruber, rūbidus, rūfus, rubicundus, russus, rubrīcus, pūniceusmurrinus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, aurantius, aurantiacus; fuscus, suffuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx, castaneus, aquilus, fulvus, brunneus (ML.)              flāvus, sufflāvus, flāvidus, fulvus, lūteus, gilvus, helvus, croceus, pallidus, blondinus (ML.)
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cȳaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus (ML.), caesius, blāvus (LL.)              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus (NL.)              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpureus, roseus, rosāceus

References edit

  • violaceus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • violaceus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette