sacrilegus

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Etymology[edit]

From sacer (sacred, holy) + legō (gather; take, steal).

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Adjective[edit]

sacrilegus m (feminine sacrilega, neuter sacrilegum); first/second declension

  1. That steals sacred things or robs a temple; sacrilegious.
  2. That violates or profanes sacred things; impious, godless, profane, sacrilegious.
  3. (substantive) Someone who robs or steals from a temple or commits sacrilege.
  4. (substantive) A wicked, impious, or profane person.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative sacrilegus sacrilega sacrilegum sacrilegī sacrilegae sacrilega
genitive sacrilegī sacrilegae sacrilegī sacrilegōrum sacrilegārum sacrilegōrum
dative sacrilegō sacrilegae sacrilegō sacrilegīs sacrilegīs sacrilegīs
accusative sacrilegum sacrilegam sacrilegum sacrilegōs sacrilegās sacrilega
ablative sacrilegō sacrilegā sacrilegō sacrilegīs sacrilegīs sacrilegīs
vocative sacrilege sacrilega sacrilegum sacrilegī sacrilegae sacrilega

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References[edit]

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