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From the supine theme of emō (to buy) +‎ -tiō (action noun suffix).



ēmptiō f (genitive ēmptiōnis); third declension

  1. the act of buying or purchasing, purchase
  2. a purchase
  3. a bill of sale



Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ēmptiō ēmptiōnēs
Genitive ēmptiōnis ēmptiōnum
Dative ēmptiōnī ēmptiōnibus
Accusative ēmptiōnem ēmptiōnēs
Ablative ēmptiōne ēmptiōnibus
Vocative ēmptiō ēmptiōnēs


  • English: emption


  • emptio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • emptio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • emptio 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)
  • emptio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • emptio”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers