Origin of curtateClassical Latin curtatus, past participle of curtare, to shorten from curtus, short
- Having been shortened; abbreviated.
- Astronomy Of or relating to the orbital path of a solar system body when projected onto the ecliptic plane.
Origin of curtateLatin curtātus past participle of curtāre to shorten from curtus cut short ; see curt .
(comparative more curtate, superlative most curtate)
Latin curtatus, past participle of curtare (“to shorten”).