fastigium

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fastigium (plural fastigia)

  1. An apex or summit; culmination.
  2. (architecture) A pediment or gable end.
  3. (pathology) The most intense phase of a disease, especially a fever.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *farstiagiom, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérstis. Compare Middle Irish brostaim (I goad, spur), English bristle, Polish barszcz (hogweed).

Noun[edit]

fastīgium n (genitive fastīgiī); second declension

  1. peak, summit, top
  2. slope, declivity, descent
  3. gable
  4. sharp point

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fastīgium fastīgia
genitive fastīgiī fastīgiōrum
dative fastīgiō fastīgiīs
accusative fastīgium fastīgia
ablative fastīgiō fastīgiīs
vocative fastīgium fastīgia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fastigium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fastigium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fastigium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fastigium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fastigium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fastigium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin