imperium

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imperium ‎(power, command), from imperō ‎(command, order), from im- ‎(form of in) + parō ‎(prepare, arrange; intend).

Noun[edit]

imperium ‎(countable and uncountable, plural imperia or imperiums)

  1. Supreme power; dominion.
  2. The right to command the force of the state, sovereignty.

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /emˈpeˀɐ̯iɔm/

Noun[edit]

imperium n (singular definite imperiet, plural indefinite imperier)

  1. empire

References[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From imperō ‎(command, order), from im- ‎(form of in) + parō ‎(prepare, arrange; intend).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imperium n ‎(genitive imperiī or imperī); second declension

  1. The empire, state, imperial government, realm, dominion
  2. The right or power to command or be in control; dominion.
    1. Absolute command over the empire (or other polity); sovereignty; sway.
    2. (military) Military authority, the command (of an army).
      • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
        Q. Fuluio Ap. Claudio, prioris anni consulibus, prorogatum imperium est atque exercitus quos habebant decreti, adiectumque ne a Capua quam obsidebant abscederent priusquam expugnassent.
        The military authority of Quintus Fulvius and Appius Claudius, consuls of the previous year, was extended and the armies which they had were decided upon, and it was added as a proviso that they should not withdraw from Capua, which they were besieging, until they conquered it.
  3. The exercise of authority, rule, law, control.
  4. A command, order, direction, bidding.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative imperium imperia
genitive imperiī
imperī1
imperiōrum
dative imperiō imperiīs
accusative imperium imperia
ablative imperiō imperiīs
vocative imperium imperia

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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

imperium n (definite singular imperiet; indefinite plural imperier; definite plural imperiene/imperia)

  1. empire

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imperium n ‎(definite singular imperiet, indefinite plural imperium, definite plural imperia)

  1. empire

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imperium, used in Swedish since 1845.

Noun[edit]

imperium n

  1. an empire (a state ruled by an emperor or czar)
    Den 6 juni började Italien minera sitt imperiums kuster.
    On June 6 [1940], Italy started to place mines along the coasts of its empire. [including at the time Italy and Libya]
  2. an empire (a huge state or similar sphere of power)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of imperium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative imperium imperiet imperier imperierna
Genitive imperiums imperiets imperiers imperiernas

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]