publicus

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Etymology[edit]

Contracted from populicus, from populus (the people)

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Adjective[edit]

pūblicus m (feminine pūblica, neuter pūblicum); first/second declension

  1. of or belonging to the people, State, or community
    • 58-49 BCE, Gaius Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico, VI.13.4:
      Illi rebus divinis intersunt, sacrificia publica ac privata procurant, religiones interpretantur.
      The former are engaged in things sacred, conduct the public and the private sacrifices, and interpret all matters of religion.
  2. public, general
  3. (substantive) a public officer, magistrate

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pūblicus pūblica pūblicum pūblicī pūblicae pūblica
genitive pūblicī pūblicae pūblicī pūblicōrum pūblicārum pūblicōrum
dative pūblicō pūblicae pūblicō pūblicīs pūblicīs pūblicīs
accusative pūblicum pūblicam pūblicum pūblicōs pūblicās pūblica
ablative pūblicō pūblicā pūblicō pūblicīs pūblicīs pūblicīs
vocative pūblice pūblica pūblicum pūblicī pūblicae pūblica

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References[edit]

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