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From occāsus.



occāsiō f (genitive occāsiōnis); third declension

  1. occasion, opportunity


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative occāsiō occāsiōnēs
genitive occāsiōnis occāsiōnum
dative occāsiōnī occāsiōnibus
accusative occāsiōnem occāsiōnēs
ablative occāsiōne occāsiōnibus
vocative occāsiō occāsiōnēs



  • occasio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • occasio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “occasio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • occasio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a favourable[1] opportunity presents itself: occasio datur, offertur
    • when occasion offers; as opportunity occurs: occasione data, oblata
    • when occasion offers; as opportunity occurs: per occasionem
    • on every occasion; at every opportunity: quotienscunque occasio oblata est; omnibus locis
    • to give a man the opportunity of doing a thing: occasionem alicui dare, praebere alicuius rei or ad aliquid faciendum
    • to get, meet with, a favourable opportunity: occasionem nancisci
    • to make use of, avail oneself of an opportunity: occasione uti
    • to lose, let slip an opportunity: occasionem praetermittere, amittere (through carelessness), omittere (deliberately), dimittere (through indifference)
    • to neglect an opportunity: occasioni deesse
    • to seize an opportunity: occasionem arripere