nuntius

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nūntius m (genitive nūntiī); second declension

  1. a messenger, reporter, courier
  2. an envoy, message, report
  3. a command, order, injunction
  4. (in the plural) news, tidings, information

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nūntius nūntiī
genitive nūntiī
nūntī1
nūntiōrum
dative nūntiō nūntiīs
accusative nūntium nūntiōs
ablative nūntiō nūntiīs
vocative nūntī nūntiī

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

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References[edit]

  • nuntius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nuntius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nuntius”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nuntius” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to separate, be divorced (used of man or woman): nuntium remittere alicui (De Or. 1. 40)
  1. ^ Tucker, T.G., Etymological Dictionary of Latin, Ares Publishers
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill