adagium

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A later variant of adagiō, ostensibly from ad- (toward, to) +‎ aiō (say), but due to sporadic attestation and the word-internal a might not be inherited and rather formed to adigō (drive, hurl, compel), from ad- (toward, to) +‎ agō (do, make). If inherited, the preserved a is by the same vowel harmony as in alacer, calamitās, segetis.

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Noun[edit]

adagium n (genitive adagiī or adagī); second declension

  1. proverb, adage

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative adagium adagia
Genitive adagiī
adagī1
adagiōrum
Dative adagiō adagiīs
Accusative adagium adagia
Ablative adagiō adagiīs
Vocative adagium adagia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: adage
  • French: adage
  • Italian: adagio
  • Portuguese: adágio
  • Spanish: adagio

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