consortium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin consortium, from consors, consortis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsɔː(ɹ).ʃəm/, /kənˈsɔː(ɹ).ti.əm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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consortium (plural consortia or consortiums)

  1. An association or combination of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
  2. A similar arrangement among non-commercial institutions or organizations.
  3. An association or society.
  4. (law) The right of a spouse to all the normal relationships with his or her mate.
  5. (biology) A group of symbiotic microbes.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin consortium, from consors, consortis.

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Noun[edit]

consortium m (plural consortiums)

  1. consortium (association, arrangement)
  2. cartel

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

cōnsors (shared, common) +‎ -ium

Noun[edit]

cōnsortium n (genitive cōnsortiī or cōnsortī); second declension

  1. fellowship, participation, society
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōnsortium cōnsortia
Genitive cōnsortiī
cōnsortī1
cōnsortiōrum
Dative cōnsortiō cōnsortiīs
Accusative cōnsortium cōnsortia
Ablative cōnsortiō cōnsortiīs
Vocative cōnsortium cōnsortia

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

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

cōnsortium

  1. genitive masculine/feminine/neuter plural of cōnsors
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References[edit]

  • consortium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • consortium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • consortium 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)
  • consortium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette