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From caput (head).


capitālis m, f (neuter capitāle); third declension

  1. head or life (attributive)
  2. deadly, mortal
  3. excellent


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative capitālis capitāle capitālēs capitālia
genitive capitālis capitālium
dative capitālī capitālibus
accusative capitālem capitāle capitālēs capitālia
ablative capitālī capitālibus
vocative capitālis capitāle capitālēs capitālia



  • capitalis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capitalis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CAPITALIS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • capitalis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be separated by a deadly hatred: capitali odio dissidere ab aliquo (De Am. 1. 2)
    • to charge some one with a capital offence: accusare aliquem rei capitalis (rerum capitalium)
  • capitalis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capitalis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin