oraculum

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Etymology[edit]

From ōrō (plead, beg; pray, entreat).

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Noun[edit]

ōrāculum n (genitive ōrāculī); second declension

  1. A divine announcement, oracle.
  2. A prophetic declaration; prophecy.
  3. A place where oracular responses were given; oracle.
  4. An oracular saying, maxim.
  5. An imperial rescript.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ōrāculum ōrācula
genitive ōrāculī ōrāculōrum
dative ōrāculō ōrāculīs
accusative ōrāculum ōrācula
ablative ōrāculō ōrāculīs
vocative ōrāculum ōrācula

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References[edit]

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