fiscus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. De Vaan rejects connexions with findō (I cleave) and fidēlia (earthen pot)[1]; Beekes mentions obliquely the rhyme with rarer riscus, a likely Celtic borrowing into Latin and Greek[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fiscus m (genitive fiscī); second declension

  1. basket
  2. purse
  3. treasury (public revenues)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fiscus fiscī
genitive fiscī fiscōrum
dative fiscō fiscīs
accusative fiscum fiscōs
ablative fiscō fiscīs
vocative fisce fiscī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fiscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fiscus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fiscus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fiscus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fiscus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fiscus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 223
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1288