dies Dominicus

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From diēs (day) +‎ dominicus (of the Lord (adj.)). Since the head-noun diēs could be either masculine or feminine, the phrase has a feminine counterpart in diēs Dominica.

Found from about 200 CE onwards as a Christian replacement for the pagan diēs Sōlis (Sunday, literally day of the sun-god Sol). Completely erased the latter, as far as Romance is concerned.



diēs Dominicus m (genitive diēī Dominicī); fifth declension

  1. (Late Latin) Sunday


Fifth-declension noun with a second-declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative diēs Dominicus diēs Dominicī
Genitive diēī Dominicī diērum Dominicōrum
Dative diēī Dominicō diēbus Dominicīs
Accusative diem Dominicum diēs Dominicōs
Ablative diē Dominicō diēbus Dominicīs
Vocative diēs Dominice diēs Dominicī


See also diēs Dominica.