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Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὀψώνιον (opsṓnion).


obsōnium n (genitive obsōniī); second declension

  1. food, victuals
  2. provisions, shopping


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative obsōnium obsōnia
genitive obsōniī obsōniōrum
dative obsōniō obsōniīs
accusative obsōnium obsōnia
ablative obsōniō obsōniīs
vocative obsōnium obsōnia


  • obsonium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obsonium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “obsonium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • obsonium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • obsonium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obsonium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin