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From obsideō.


obsidiō f (genitive obsidiōnis); third declension

  1. siege, blockade


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative obsidiō obsidiōnēs
genitive obsidiōnis obsidiōnum
dative obsidiōnī obsidiōnibus
accusative obsidiōnem obsidiōnēs
ablative obsidiōne obsidiōnibus
vocative obsidiō obsidiōnēs

Related terms[edit]


  • obsidio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obsidio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “obsidio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • obsidio” 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 besiege a city: oppidum obsidione claudere
    • to keep a town in a state of siege: oppidum in obsidione tenere
    • to raise a siege (used of the army of relief): urbis obsidionem liberare
    • to raise a siege (used of the army of relief): oppidum obsidione liberare
    • to hold out for four months: obsidionem quattuor menses sustinere
    • to give up an assault, a siege: oppugnationem, obsidionem relinquere