elogium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēlogium n ‎(genitive ēlogii); 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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ēlogium ēlogia
genitive ēlogiī ēlogiōrum
dative ēlogiō ēlogiīs
accusative ēlogium ēlogia
ablative ēlogiō ēlogiīs
vocative ēlogium ēlogia

References[edit]

  • elogium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • elogium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the epitaph: elogium in sepulcro incisum
  • elogium” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016