defensio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēfendō +‎ -tiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēfēnsiō f (genitive dēfēnsiōnis); third declension

  1. defence, protection
    Synonyms: vindicātiō, dēfēnsa, prōtēctiō, tūtēla

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēfēnsiō dēfēnsiōnēs
Genitive dēfēnsiōnis dēfēnsiōnum
Dative dēfēnsiōnī dēfēnsiōnibus
Accusative dēfēnsiōnem dēfēnsiōnēs
Ablative dēfēnsiōne dēfēnsiōnibus
Vocative dēfēnsiō dēfēnsiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: difensione (archaic)
  • Old French: defension
  • Portuguese: defensão
  • Spanish: defensión

References[edit]

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