silentium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sileō (I am quiet, I am silent).

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silentium n (genitive silentiī); second declension

  1. silence, stillness, quiet, noiselessness
    Fac silentium!
    Be quiet!
    Silentio facto.
    With silence being obtained.
    De Partho silentium est.
    Nothing is said about the Parthian.
  2. obscurity
  3. inaction, inactivity, cessation, standstill

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative silentium silentia
genitive silentiī silentiōrum
dative silentiō silentiīs
accusative silentium silentia
ablative silentiō silentiīs
vocative silentium silentia

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