collegium

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Noun[edit]

collegium (plural collegia or collegiums)

  1. (in Russia) A committee or council
  2. (in Ancient Rome) Any of several legal associations

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

collēga (colleague) +‎ -ium

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Noun[edit]

collēgium n (genitive collēgiī or collēgī); second declension

  1. colleagueship, (connection of associates, colleagues, etc.)
  2. guild, corporation, company, society, college (concrete definition: persons united by the same office or calling or living by some common set of rules)
  3. college (several senses)
  4. school

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative collēgium collēgia
Genitive collēgiī
collēgī1
collēgiōrum
Dative collēgiō collēgiīs
Accusative collēgium collēgia
Ablative collēgiō collēgiīs
Vocative collēgium collēgia

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

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References[edit]

  • collegium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • collegium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • collegium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • collegium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • collegium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • collegium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin