decorum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin decōrus (proper, decent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

decorum (countable and uncountable, plural decorums)

  1. (uncountable) Appropriate social behavior; propriety
  2. (countable) A convention of social behavior

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun use of the neuter form of decōrus (becoming, fitting, proper).

Noun[edit]

decōrum n (genitive decōrī); second declension

  1. seemliness, propriety
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decōrum decōra
genitive decōrī decōrōrum
dative decōrō decōrīs
accusative decōrum decōra
ablative decōrō decōrīs
vocative decōrum decōra
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • decorum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • decorum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Adjective[edit]

decōrum

  1. nominative neuter singular of decōrus
  2. accusative masculine singular of decōrus
  3. accusative neuter singular of decōrus
  4. vocative neuter singular of decōrus

Noun[edit]

decōrum

  1. genitive plural of decor