arcanum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin arcānum

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑɹˈkeɪnəm/, /ɑɹˈkɑːnəm/

Noun[edit]

arcanum (plural arcana or arcanums)

  1. A mystery or deep secret.
  2. An elixir or secret remedy.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

arcānum n (genitive arcānī); second declension

  1. secret or mystery

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative arcānum arcāna
Genitive arcānī arcānōrum
Dative arcānō arcānīs
Accusative arcānum arcāna
Ablative arcānō arcānīs
Vocative arcānum arcāna

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: arcane
  • French: arcane
  • Italian: arcano
  • Portuguese: arcano
  • Spanish: arcano

References[edit]

  • arcanum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • arcanum”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly