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From māter (mother) +‎ -mōnium (obligation). Compare with patrimōnium.



mātrimōnium n (genitive mātrimōniī or mātrimōnī); second declension

  1. marriage, matrimony, wedlock.


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia
Genitive mātrimōniī
Dative mātrimōniō mātrimōniīs
Accusative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia
Ablative mātrimōniō mātrimōniīs
Vocative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia

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


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  • matrimonium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • matrimonium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • matrimonium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • matrimonium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to marry (of the man): ducere aliquam in matrimonium
    • to give one's daughter in marriage to some-one: filiam alicui in matrimonio or in matrimonium collocare or simply filiam alicui collocare
    • to give one's daughter in marriage to some-one: filiam alicui in matrimonium dare
  • matrimonium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • matrimonium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin