elogium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ēlogium (short saying, inscription), from Ancient Greek ἐλεγεῖον (elegeîon, elegy), from ἔλεγος (élegos, song, melody).

Noun[edit]

elogium (plural elogia or elogiums)

  1. a eulogy

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Ancient Greek ἐλεγεῖον (elegeîon, an elegiac distich) and ē (out) + λόγιον (lógion, the word of an oracle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēlogium n (genitive ēlogiī or ēlogī); second declension

  1. short saying or sentence:
    1. short maxim
    2. inscription on a tombstone
    3. clause in a will
    4. (law) judicial statement, extract, summary

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ēlogium ēlogia
Genitive ēlogiī
ēlogī1
ēlogiōrum
Dative ēlogiō ēlogiīs
Accusative ēlogium ēlogia
Ablative ēlogiō ēlogiīs
Vocative ēlogium ēlogia

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

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: elogi
  • English: elogium
  • French: éloge
  • Galician: eloxio
  • Italian: elogio
  • Portuguese: elogio
  • Spanish: elogio

References[edit]

  • elogium”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • elogium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • elogium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • elogium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the epitaph: elogium in sepulcro incisum
  • elogium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • elogium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016