caerimonia

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Etymology[edit]

It formally matches Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, action, deed; karma), as if both were from Proto-Indo-European *kʷermon-, itself an abstract noun formed from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do, make). According to de Vaan, however, it's a derivation from the unattested adjective *caerus- +‎ -mōnia also found as the second part of the compound sincērus (whole, sound).

Romans folk-etymologized this word as if coming from the name of the city of Caere.

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Noun[edit]

caerimōnia f (genitive caerimōniae); first declension

  1. religious ceremony, ritual
  2. sacredness, sanctity
  3. reverence, veneration, awe

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caerimōnia caerimōniae
Genitive caerimōniae caerimōniārum
Dative caerimōniae caerimōniīs
Accusative caerimōniam caerimōniās
Ablative caerimōniā caerimōniīs
Vocative caerimōnia caerimōniae

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