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oblivio (plural oblivii)

  1. oversight



From oblīvīscor (I forget).



oblīviō f (genitive oblīviōnis); third declension

  1. The act of forgetting, forgetfulness.
  2. The state of being forgotten, oblivion.
  3. an amnesty


Third declension.

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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  • 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)