Latin Virtute or Virtus
Thread poster: partas
Mar 31, 2011


I have been reading many latin texts and have came upon an interesting doubt. I have seen the word virtute used many times although when I look for a definition of the word a lot of times the word virtus comes up with the same meaning.

Does anyone know the actual diference inbetween the two?

Thank You


Joakim Braun  Identity Verified
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Case Apr 1, 2011

My Latin has gone rusty, but virtus is the base form, and virtute is a grammatical case of it (I forget what it's called).

"De virtute" = "of virtue" (a very, very bad translation of virtus).

And vir = a male, of course.


Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
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Pse kindly give us quotations Apr 1, 2011

Well ! Latin language is so different when considering Cicero's language with for instance V th latin language...

Would be interesting to have some quotations or sentences in order to let us know which kind of "latin" is used there...


Caterina De Santis
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agree with Joakim Apr 1, 2011

Virtus = nominative, that is subject case
Virtute = ablative, that is complement case


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