defixio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēfīgō (“to bind, to fasten down”).

Noun[edit]

dēfīxiō f (genitive dēfīxiōnis); third declension

  1. curse tablet (a scroll or inscription with an invocation to a deity on it meant to bring harm to a specific person)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēfīxiō dēfīxiōnēs
Genitive dēfīxiōnis dēfīxiōnum
Dative dēfīxiōnī dēfīxiōnibus
Accusative dēfīxiōnem dēfīxiōnēs
Ablative dēfīxiōne dēfīxiōnibus
Vocative dēfīxiō dēfīxiōnēs

References[edit]

  • defixio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • defixio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette