mendacium

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Etymology[edit]

From mendāc- (lying”, “untruthful, oblique stem of mendāx) +‎ -ium (nominal suffix).

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Noun[edit]

mendācium n (genitive mendāciī); second declension

  1. A lie, untruth, falsehood, fiction.
  2. An illusion, counterfeit.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mendācium mendācia
genitive mendāciī mendāciōrum
dative mendāciō mendāciīs
accusative mendācium mendācia
ablative mendāciō mendāciīs
vocative mendācium mendācia

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References[edit]

  • mendacium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mendacium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mendacium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to tell lies: mendacium dicere