dominicus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • DOMNICVS (contraction used in inscriptions)

Etymology[edit]

dominus (lord”, “master) +‎ -icus (of”, “pertaining to”, “belonging to”, “connected with)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dominicus m (feminine dominica, neuter dominicum); first/second declension

  1. (rare, does not occur in Cicero’s works) of or belonging to a lord or master
    • AD 64, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium XLVII, § 8:
      Adice obsonatores, quibus dominici palati notitia subtilis est, qui sciunt, cuius illum rei sapor excitet, cuius delectet aspectus, cuius novitate nauseabundus erigi possit, quid iam ipsa satietate fastidiat, quid illo die esuriat.
  2. (transferred senses):
    1. (since the formation of the Empire) imperial
    2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) the Lord’s, God’s

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dominicus dominica dominicum dominicī dominicae dominica
genitive dominicī dominicae dominicī dominicōrum dominicārum dominicōrum
dative dominicō dominicae dominicō dominicīs dominicīs dominicīs
accusative dominicum dominicam dominicum dominicōs dominicās dominica
ablative dominicō dominicā dominicō dominicīs dominicīs dominicīs
vocative dominice dominica dominicum dominicī dominicae dominica

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References[edit]

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