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


elogium (plural elogia or elogiums)

  1. a eulogy




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


Second declension.

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


  • elogium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elogium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “elogium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • elogium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], 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