indicium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin indicium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɪʃɪəm/, /ɪnˈdɪsɪəm/

Noun[edit]

indicium (plural indicia or indiciums)

  1. An indication; a sign.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 431:
      that dim continuum cannot be as sensually groped for, tasted, harkened to, as Veen's Hollow between rhythmic beats; but it shares with it one remarkable indicium: the immobility of perceptual Time.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From index (indicator), from indicō (point out, indicate, show), from in (in, at, on; into) + dicō (indicate; dedicate; set apart).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indicium n (genitive indiciī); second declension

  1. information, evidence, discovery, notice
  2. reward for information
  3. indication, sign, proof, token

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative indicium indicia
genitive indiciī indiciōrum
dative indiciō indiciīs
accusative indicium indicia
ablative indiciō indiciīs
vocative indicium indicia

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References[edit]

  • indicium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • indicium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “indicium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • indicium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • this shows, proves..: documento, indicio est (without demonstr. pron. but cui rei documento, indicio est)