basilica

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English[edit]

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Basilica built by the Emperor Maxentius, Rome (ruins)
Interior of St. Francis of Assisi Basilica, Assisi

Etymology[edit]

From Latin basilica, from Ancient Greek basilike, from basilike stoa, "royal hall", ultimately from Ancient Greek βασιλικός (basilikos, royal), from βασιλεύς (basileus, king, chief).

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Noun[edit]

basilica (plural basilicas)

  1. (architecture) A Christian church building having a nave with a semicircular apse, side aisles, a narthex and a clerestory.
  2. A Roman Catholic church or cathedral with basilican status.
  3. (obsolete) An apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; hence, any large hall used for this purpose.

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Noun[edit]

basilica f (plural basilica's, diminutive basilicaatje n)

  1. basilica

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin basilica.

Noun[edit]

basilica f (plural basiliche)

  1. basilica
  2. church

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek basilike, from basilike stoa, "royal hall", ultimately from Ancient Greek βασιλικός (basilikos, royal), from βασιλεύς (basileus, king, chief).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

basilica f (genitive basilicae); first declension

  1. basilica
  2. church (medieval)
  3. oblong hall with colonnade as a court of law/exchange

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative basilica basilicae
genitive basilicae basilicārum
dative basilicae basilicīs
accusative basilicam basilicās
ablative basilicā basilicīs
vocative basilica basilicae

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