exagium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exigō (I measure, weigh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exagium n (genitive exagiī or exagī); second declension

  1. A weighing, weight
  2. (Late Latin) A balance

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative exagium exagia
Genitive exagiī
exagī1
exagiōrum
Dative exagiō exagiīs
Accusative exagium exagia
Ablative exagiō exagiīs
Vocative exagium exagia

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

Descendants[edit]

  • English: assay, essay
  • French: essai
  • Italian: saggio
  • Portuguese: ensaio
  • Spanish: ensayo

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