oblivio

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Noun[edit]

oblivio (plural oblivii)

  1. oversight

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From oblīvīscor (I forget).

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Noun[edit]

oblīviō f (genitive oblīviōnis); third declension

  1. The act of forgetting, forgetfulness.
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum 5.39:
      Inter cētera in eō mīrātī sunt hominēs et oblīviōnem et incōnsīderantiam, vel ut Graecē dīcam, μετεωρίαν et ἀβλεψίαν. Occisā Messālīnā, paulō post quam in trīclīniō dēcubuit, cūr domina non venīret requisiit.
      Among other things, people were amazed at his forgetfulness and inconsiderateness, or, as they say in Greek, μετεωρίαν and ἀβλεψίαν. With Messalina killed, soon after sitting down in the triclinium, he asked why the empress doesn't come.
  2. The state of being forgotten, oblivion.
  3. an amnesty

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative oblīviō oblīviōnēs
Genitive oblīviōnis oblīviōnum
Dative oblīviōnī oblīviōnibus
Accusative oblīviōnem oblīviōnēs
Ablative oblīviōne oblīviōnibus
Vocative oblīviō oblīviōnēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: oblivion
  • Italian: oblivione
  • Portuguese: oblívio

References[edit]

  • oblivio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • oblivio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • oblivio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: memoriam eius nulla umquam delebit (obscurabit) oblivio (Fam. 2. 1)
    • I forget something: oblivio alicuius rei me capit
    • to make a person forget a thing: aliquem in oblivionem alicuius rei adducere (pass. in oblivionem venire)
    • to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: oblivioni esse, dari
    • to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: in oblivionem adduci
    • to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: oblivione obrui, deleri, exstingui
    • to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: in oblivione iacēre (of persons)
    • to rescue from oblivion: aliquid ab oblivione vindicare
    • amnesty (ἀμνηρτία): ante actarum (praeteritarum) rerum oblivio or simply oblivio
    • to proclaim a general amnesty: omnem memoriam discordiarum oblivione sempiterna delere (Phil. 1. 1. 1)