pignus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

pignus (plural pignora)

  1. (law, obsolete, Ancient Rome) A pledge or pawn.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peik-.

Noun[edit]

pignus n (genitive pignoris); third declension

  1. pledge, mortgage
  2. hostage
  3. wager, stake

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pignus pignora
genitive pignoris pignorum
dative pignorī pignoribus
accusative pignus pignora
ablative pignore pignoribus
vocative pignus pignora

Descendants[edit]