latrocinium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin latrō (mercenary, brigand).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

latrōcinium n (genitive latrōciniī); second declension

  1. Military service for pay.
  2. (figuratively) Robbery, banditry, highway robbery, piracy, brigandage; pillage, plundering.
  3. (figuratively) An act of banditry or brigandage.
  4. (figuratively) A band of robbers.
  5. (figuratively) Villany, roguery, fraud.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative latrōcinium latrōcinia
genitive latrōciniī latrōciniōrum
dative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
accusative latrōcinium latrōcinia
ablative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
vocative latrōcinium latrōcinia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ladro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2