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 or indicī); second declension

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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative indicium indicia
Genitive indiciī
indicī1
indiciōrum
Dative indiciō indiciīs
Accusative indicium indicia
Ablative indiciō indiciīs
Vocative indicium indicia

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

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old French: enge
  • Italian: indizio
  • Portuguese: indício
  • Spanish: indicio
  • Swedish: indicium

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