deliciae

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formally the plural of (very rare) delicia, from (very rare) dēliciō, from dē- +‎ laciō ‎(I snare, entice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēliciae f pl ‎(genitive dēliciārum); first declension

  1. delight, pleasure
  2. darling, sweetheart
  3. beloved object

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Plural
nominative dēliciae
genitive dēliciārum
dative dēliciīs
accusative dēliciās
ablative dēliciīs
vocative dēliciae

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References[edit]

  • deliciae in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • deliciae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • deliciae in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • somebody's darling: mel ac deliciae alicuius (Fam. 8. 8. 1)
    • somebody's darling: amores et deliciae alicuius