aedificium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aedificō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aedificium n (genitive aedificiī); second declension

  1. building, structure
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 6.6
      Caesar partitis copiis cum Gaio Fabio legato et Marco Crasso quaestore celeriterque effectis pontibus adit tripertito, aedificia vicosque incendit, magno pecoris atque hominum numero potitur.
      Caesar, having divided his forces with C. Fabius, his lieutenant, and M. Crassus his questor, and having hastily constructed some bridges, enters their country in three divisions, burns their houses and villages, and gets possession of a large number of cattle and men.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aedificium aedificia
genitive aedificiī
aedificī1
aedificiōrum
dative aedificiō aedificiīs
accusative aedificium aedificia
ablative aedificiō aedificiīs
vocative aedificium aedificia

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • aedificium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aedificium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “aedificium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • aedificium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to set buildings on fire: accendere, incendere aedificia
    • to erect a building, a monument: exstruere aedificium, monumentum