devotio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēvōtum +‎ -tio, from the supine of dēvoveō (vow, devote).

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Noun[edit]

dēvōtiō f (genitive dēvōtiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of devoting or consecrating.
  2. Fealty, allegiance, devotedness, deference.
  3. Piety, devotion, zeal.
  4. The act of cursing; curse, imprecation, execration.
  5. Sorcery, enchantment; magical formula, incantation, spell.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēvōtiō dēvōtiōnēs
genitive dēvōtiōnis dēvōtiōnum
dative dēvōtiōnī dēvōtiōnibus
accusative dēvōtiōnem dēvōtiōnēs
ablative dēvōtiōne dēvōtiōnibus
vocative dēvōtiō dēvōtiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • devotio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879