I'm thinking that a houseguest who stays on your couch should be something like hospes lectuli. But that sounds more like a guest invited by your couch, which is silly. In my non-expert understanding of how Latin normally works, this kind of construction should call for an adjective. But all I know is the noun lectulus. How could I make that into an adjective so that it clearly modifies hospes?

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    Lectulus means a little bed. Make it a bigger bed, for starters. – Hugh Aug 23 '16 at 2:49
  • @Hugh It's a couch. They aren't big. – Fund Monica's Lawsuit Aug 23 '16 at 4:07
  • @QPaysTaxes -That's not the problem. It's impossible to form an adjective from lectulus. – Hugh Aug 23 '16 at 5:17
  • How about adding ''-alis,'' so ''lectulalis''? – Ben Kovitz Aug 23 '16 at 11:33
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    Well, if you want to use a Greek root and completely confuse modern readers, just write "clinicalis"! – brianpck Aug 26 '16 at 12:22

In your question you have used the genitive, and 'lecti' of a bed may be your best option. Or 'lectuli.'

It's almost impossible to find an adjective from any of the words for bed; and those two which can form adjectives imply the guest is sick or in child-birth. Lectus, torus, cubile, stratum (often in plural) or even clinus, tectus and grabatus.

contubernalis, a couch fellow.

sounded promising, but it's the (ten) men who shared a tent in the army.

In general, adjectives from nouns are difficult; it is much easier to form adjectives from verbs:

cubans: present participle of cubo: lie down,

Hospitality is best expressed by:

Hospitio aliquem excipere where 'aliquem' stands for any guest.

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