donativum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter substantivation of dōnō +‎ -īvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dōnātīvum n (genitive dōnātīvī); second declension

  1. financial gratuity given to Roman soldiers at the accession of the Emperor, later than Augustus
  2. (rare) financial gratuity given to Roman soldiers on occasion of a triumph in the Republican era
  3. (ecclesiastical) gift

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dōnātīvum dōnātīva
genitive dōnātīvī dōnātīvōrum
dative dōnātīvō dōnātīvīs
accusative dōnātīvum dōnātīva
ablative dōnātīvō dōnātīvīs
vocative dōnātīvum dōnātīva

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • donativum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • donativum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “donativum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • donativum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • donativum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • donativum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin