factio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From faciō (I make, do) +‎ -tiō (action noun suffix), with a metaphorical primary meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

factiō f (genitive factiōnis); third declension

  1. a political faction, a group of people acting together
  2. a company of charioteers
  3. (rare) an act of making or doing; a preparation

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative factiō factiōnēs
genitive factiōnis factiōnum
dative factiōnī factiōnibus
accusative factiōnem factiōnēs
ablative factiōne factiōnibus
vocative factiō factiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • factio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • factio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “factio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • factio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a party; faction: factio (of aristocrats)