minium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minium.

Noun[edit]

minium (uncountable)

  1. (now historical) Cinnabar, especially when used as a pigment; vermilion. [from 14th c.]
  2. Red lead. [from 17th c.]

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

minium n

  1. red lead, minium (a bright red, poisonous oxide of lead, Pb3O4, used as a pigment and in glass and ceramics)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin minium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minium m (uncountable)

  1. red lead

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Iberian word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minium n (genitive miniī); second declension

  1. native cinnabar
  2. red-lead, minium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative minium minia
genitive miniī
minī1
miniōrum
dative miniō miniīs
accusative minium minia
ablative miniō miniīs
vocative minium minia

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

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References[edit]

  • minium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • minium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “minium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • minium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)