sacrilegium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sacrilegus (sacrilegious) +‎ -ium (nominalizing suffix).

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Noun[edit]

sacrilegium n (genitive sacrilegiī); second declension

  1. The robbing of a temple, stealing of sacred objects, sacrilege.
  2. Violation of sacred things, profanation, sacrilege.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sacrilegium sacrilegia
genitive sacrilegiī sacrilegiōrum
dative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
accusative sacrilegium sacrilegia
ablative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
vocative sacrilegium sacrilegia

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References[edit]

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