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cantus (song”, “chant”, “singing”, “incantation) +‎ -icus (suffix forming neuter nouns)



canticum n (genitive canticī); second declension

  1. song
  2. passage in a comedy chanted or sung
  3. sing-song voice
  4. lampoon or libelous song
  5. incantation or magic formula


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative canticum cantica
genitive canticī canticōrum
dative canticō canticīs
accusative canticum cantica
ablative canticō canticīs
vocative canticum cantica

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  • canticum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canticum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “canticum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • canticum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a choric ode in a tragedy: carmen chori, canticum
    • a choric ode: canticum
  • canticum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • canticum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin