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con- (with) +‎ calō (I call, announce solemnly, call out) +‎ -ium.



concilium n (genitive conciliī or concilī); second declension

  1. a council
    Synonym: contio
  2. a meeting
    Synonyms: congressus, coetus, concursus, coitiō, conventus


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative concilium concilia
Genitive conciliī
Dative conciliō conciliīs
Accusative concilium concilia
Ablative conciliō conciliīs
Vocative concilium concilia

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


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  1. ^ Euren, S. F. (1896), chapter 2, in Étude sur l'r français[1], Upsala: Imprimerie Almquist & Wiksell, page 22
  • concilium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • concilium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concilium 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)
  • concilium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to summon an assembly of the people: convocare populi concilium and populum ad concilium
    • to fix the day for, to hold, to dismiss a meeting: concilium indicere, habere, dimittere
  • concilium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concilium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • concilium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin