actio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*h₂eǵ-

From āctum +‎ -tiō, using the supine of agō ‎(do, make).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

āctiō f ‎(genitive āctiōnis); third declension

  1. action; a doing or performing, behavior
  2. public function, civil act
  3. (law) suit, process, action
  4. gesticulation made while speaking
  5. (drama) the action, plot, series of events

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative āctiō āctiōnēs
genitive āctiōnis āctiōnum
dative āctiōnī āctiōnibus
accusative āctiōnem āctiōnēs
ablative āctiōne āctiōnibus
vocative āctiō āctiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • actio” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • actio” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • practical philosophy: philosophia, quae in actione versatur
    • the treatment of the piece: actio
    • delivery: actio (Brut. 38)
    • the delivery is rather halting, poor: actio paulum claudicat
    • a private, civil prosecution: actio, petitio