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From nūncupō (name, call by name).



nūncupātiō f (genitive nūncupātiōnis); third declension

  1. a naming
  2. an appellation
  3. a naming or appointing as heir
  4. a dedication (of a book)
  5. a public pronouncement of vows


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nūncupātiō nūncupātiōnēs
genitive nūncupātiōnis nūncupātiōnum
dative nūncupātiōnī nūncupātiōnibus
accusative nūncupātiōnem nūncupātiōnēs
ablative nūncupātiōne nūncupātiōnibus
vocative nūncupātiō nūncupātiōnēs

Related terms[edit]


  • nuncupatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nuncupatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nuncupatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nuncupatio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nuncupatio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin