desiderium

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēsīderium n (genitive dēsīderiī); second declension

  1. longing, desire, wish
  2. grief, regret
  3. need, necessity
  4. (In plural) pleasures, desires

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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).

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • desiderium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desiderium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “desiderium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • desiderium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to long for a thing, yearn for it: desiderio alicuius rei teneri, affici (more strongly flagrare, incensum esse)
    • to be consumed with longing: desiderio exardescere