dubium

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Substantivized neuter of dubius (doubtful).

Noun[edit]

dubium n (genitive dubiī or dubī); second declension

  1. doubt
  2. A doctrinal question that is asked to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and which later receives a responsa.
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dubium dubia
Genitive dubiī
dubī1
dubiōrum
Dative dubiō dubiīs
Accusative dubium dubia
Ablative dubiō dubiīs
Vocative dubium dubia

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

Descendants[edit]
  • Italian: dubbio
  • Piedmontese: dubi
  • Romanian: dubiu
  • Spanish: duda
  • Dutch: in dubio

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

dubium

  1. nominative neuter singular of dubius
  2. accusative masculine singular of dubius
  3. accusative neuter singular of dubius
  4. vocative neuter singular of dubius

References[edit]

  • dubium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dubium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • dubium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to throw doubt upon a thing: in dubium vocare
    • (ambiguous) to become doubtful: in dubium venire
    • (ambiguous) to leave a thing undecided: aliquid dubium, incertum relinquere