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Which declensions are "Universitas" and "Civitas" in?

October 2, 2019



With most adjectives you can cut off the ending and replace it with -tas, -tatis, f. to get a third declension abstract noun related to the adjective and usually translated with a word ending in "ty" in English.

Example: Humanus, -a, -um, which means human (the adjective). Cut off the ending to get the stem human-. Add the suffix -tas to get humanitas, humanitatis, f., which means "humanness", or, "humanity".

Hope this helps.


As Moopish says, they are 3rd declension. They are feminine--if there are exceptions they are very few.

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