falsum

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Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

falsum (uncountable)

  1. (logic) An arbitrary contradiction, denoted .

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō (deceive, trick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

falsum n (genitive falsī); second declension

  1. An untruth, falsehood, fraud, deceit, lie; forgery.
    Ex falso quodlibet.[1]
    From falsehood anything [follows]: .

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative falsum falsa
Genitive falsī falsōrum
Dative falsō falsīs
Accusative falsum falsa
Ablative falsō falsīs
Vocative falsum falsa

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • falsum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • falsum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to distinguish true and false: vera et falsa (a falsis) diiudicare
    • to be misled by a vain hope: inani, falsa spe duci, induci
    • to tell lies: falsa (pro veris) dicere
  • falsum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • falsum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin