lictor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin līctor.

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Noun[edit]

lictor (plural lictors)

  1. An officer in ancient Rome, attendant on a consul or magistrate, who bore the fasces and was responsible for punishing criminals.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      ‘Beware the power of the mob, Caesar.’ Then, schooled in needful agility, he ran away before a lictor’s whip could reach him.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

līctor m (genitive līctōris); third declension

  1. lictor (officer in Ancient Rome)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative līctor līctōrēs
Genitive līctōris līctōrum
Dative līctōrī līctōribus
Accusative līctōrem līctōrēs
Ablative līctōre līctōribus
Vocative līctor līctōrēs

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lictor
  • French: licteur
  • Italian: littore
  • Polish: liktor
  • Spanish: lictor

References[edit]

  • lictor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lictor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lictor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the lictors clear the way: lictores summovent turbam (Liv. 4. 50)
  • lictor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lictor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lictor m (plural lictores)

  1. lictor (official in Ancient Rome)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Noun[edit]

lictor m (plural lictores)

  1. lictor (official in Ancient Rome)