facinus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *fakinos. Related to faciō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

facinus n (genitive facinoris); third declension

  1. deed, action, doing
    Synonyms: factum, gestum, āctiō, āctus
  2. (by extension) adventure, venture, undertaking
    Synonyms: commissum, coeptum, inceptum
  3. (especially) crime, wickedness, evil deed.
    Synonyms: dēlictum, peccātum, scelus, vitium, noxa, crīmen, culpa, iniūria, malum, commissum, maleficium
    Antonyms: bonum, rēctum, virtūs

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative facinus facinora
Genitive facinoris facinorum
Dative facinorī facinoribus
Accusative facinus facinora
Ablative facinore facinoribus
Vocative facinus facinora

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: facínora

References[edit]

  • facinus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • facinus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • facinus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • monstrous: o facinus indignum! (Ter. Andr. 1. 1. 118)
    • to do a criminal deed: facinus facere, committere
    • to commit some blameworthy action: facinus, culpam in se admittere