Cicero

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See also: cicero, Ciceró, and Cícero

English[edit]

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First-century C.E. bust of Cicero in the Capitoline Museums, Rome

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cicerō, a cognomen in reference to warts (cicer = chickpea). The Latinate form, based on the nominative, displaced Middle English Ciceroun, based on the oblique stem.

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Proper noun[edit]

Cicero

  1. The Roman statesman and orator Mārcus Tullius Cicerō (106–43 BC).

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cicerō

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cicero

  1. Cicero

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From its use in publishing Pannartz and Sweynheim's 1468 edition of Cicero's Epistulae ad Familiares ("Letters to My Friends").

Noun[edit]

Cicero

  1. (uncountable, printing, dated) cicero, the 5th of the 7 traditional German sizes of type, between Korpus and Mittel, standardized as 12 point.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cicer (chickpea) +‎ (suffix forming cognomina), probably in reference to an ancestor’s warts (as none can be seen in any of his portrayals, all done during a time when it was commonplace for artists to sculpt their clients as they were).

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Proper noun[edit]

Cicerō m sg (genitive Cicerōnis); third declension

  1. The cognomen (final name) of Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman, writer, and orator

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cicerō
Genitive Cicerōnis
Dative Cicerōnī
Accusative Cicerōnem
Ablative Cicerōne
Vocative Cicerō

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References[edit]

  • Cicero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Cicero in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934