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-itas

-itas

See also: itas and -itás

Latin

Pronunciation

Suffix

-itās f (genitive -itātis); third declension

  1. -ity, -ness, -ship; Used to form nouns indicating a state of being.
Declension

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -itās -itātēs
genitive -itātis -itātum
dative -itātī -itātibus
accusative -itātem -itātēs
ablative -itāte -itātibus
vocative -itās -itātēs
Usage notes

The suffix -itās is added to an adjective (or sometimes a noun or numeral) to form an abstract third declension noun indicating a state of being.

Examples:
amārus (bitter, pungent) + -itasamāritās (bitterness)
ūnus (one) + -itasūnitās (unity, oneness)
cīvis (citizen) + -itascīvitās (citizenship)
fidēlis (faithful) + -itasfidēlitās (fidelity, faithfulness)
trīni (three each) + -itastrīnitās (trinity, threeness)
vēlōx (swift, quick) + -itasvēlōcitās (velocity, swiftness)
Derived terms
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Synonyms
Descendants

Etymology 2

See -ītēs.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-ītās

  1. accusative plural of -ītēs