ancile

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Latin

Noun[edit]

ancile (plural anciles)

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  1. (historical, Roman antiquity) The sacred shield of the Ancient Romans, said to have fallen from heaven in the reign of Numa. It was the palladium of Rome.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ancile in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Italian[edit]

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Latin

Noun[edit]

ancile m (plural ancili)

  1. The sacred shield of the Ancient Romans.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ambi-kaid-slis, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂eyd-. Compare ambi-, caedō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancīle n (genitive ancīlis); third declension

  1. The sacred shield said to have fallen from heaven in the reign of Numa. It was the palladium of Rome.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ancīle ancīlia
genitive ancīlis ancīlium
dative ancīlī ancīlibus
accusative ancīle ancīlia
ablative ancīlī ancīlibus
vocative ancīle ancīlia

The genitive plural can be also ancīlorum.

References[edit]

  • ancile in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ancile in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ancile”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ancile in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ancile in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin