desiderium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēsīderō (want, desire, wish for; miss, lack, need) +‎ -ium.

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Noun[edit]

dēsīderium n (genitive dēsīderiī or dēsīderī); second declension

  1. longing, desire, wish (especially for something once possessed)
  2. grief, regret (desire for something lost)
  3. need, necessity
  4. (in the plural) pleasures, desires

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēsīderium dēsīderia
Genitive dēsīderiī
dēsīderī1
dēsīderiōrum
Dative dēsīderiō dēsīderiīs
Accusative dēsīderium dēsīderia
Ablative dēsīderiō dēsīderiīs
Vocative dēsīderium dēsīderia

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

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