caerimonia

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Etymology[edit]

It formally matches Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman, action, deed; karma), as if both were from Proto-Indo-European *kʷermon-, itself an abstract noun formed from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do, make). According to de Vaan, however, it's a derivation from the unattested adjective *caerus also found as the second part of the compound sincērus (whole, sound) +‎ -mōnia.

Romans folk-etymologized his word as if coming from the name of the city of Caere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caerimōnia f (genitive caerimōniae); first declension

  1. religious ceremony, ritual
  2. sacredness, sanctity
  3. reverence, veneration, awe

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caerimōnia caerimōniae
genitive caerimōniae caerimōniārum
dative caerimōniae caerimōniīs
accusative caerimōniam caerimōniās
ablative caerimōniā caerimōniīs
vocative caerimōnia caerimōniae

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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 81