libertus

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *louðertos, *louðertā (whence also Faliscan loifirta), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ-er-tos, *h₁lewdʰ-er-teh₂, from *h₁lewdʰeros (see līber), from *h₁lewdʰ- (to grow; people). Equivalent to līber (free) +‎ -tus (adjective-forming suffix).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /liːˈber.tus/, [liːˈbɛr.tʊs]

Noun

lībertus m (genitive lībertī); second declension

  1. A freedman, an emancipated person.

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lībertus lībertī
genitive lībertī lībertōrum
dative lībertō lībertīs
accusative lībertum lībertōs
ablative lībertō lībertīs
vocative līberte lībertī

Related terms

References

  • libertus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • libertus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • libertus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • libertus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • libertus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin