fastidium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fastīdium (loathing, disgust).

Noun[edit]

fastidium (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, archaic) repugnance toward food; unwillingness to eat

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By haplology perhaps from *fastutidium, from fastus (disdain) + taedium (weariness).[1]

Noun[edit]

fastīdium n (genitive fastīdiī or fastīdī); second declension

  1. loathing, disgust, disdain
  2. squeamishness
  3. fastidiousness

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fastīdium fastīdia
Genitive fastīdiī
fastīdī1
fastīdiōrum
Dative fastīdiō fastīdiīs
Accusative fastīdium fastīdia
Ablative fastīdiō fastīdiīs
Vocative fastīdium fastīdia

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 110