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Borrowed from Latin odium.


odium (countable and uncountable, plural odiums)

  1. Hatred; dislike.
    His conduct brought him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.
  2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
    • Dryden
      She threw the odium of the fact on me.

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From odi.



odium n (genitive odiī); second declension

  1. a hated thing
  2. hatred


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative odium odia
genitive odiī odiōrum
dative odiō odiīs
accusative odium odia
ablative odiō odiīs
vocative odium odia

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  • odium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • odium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • odium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • odium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to incur a person's hatred: in odium, in invidiam venire alicui
    • to incur a person's hatred: alicuius odium subire, suscipere, in se convertere, sibi conflare
    • to incur a person's hatred: in alicuius odium incurrere
    • to make a person odious, unpopular: in invidiam, odium (alicuius) vocare aliquem
    • to make a person odious, unpopular: invidiam, odium ex-, concitare alicui, in aliquem
    • to glut one's hatred: odium explere aliqua re (Liv. 4. 32)
    • to conceive an implacable hatred against a man: odium implacabile suscipere in aliquem
    • to cherish an inveterate animosity against some one: odium inveteratum habere in aliquem (Vat. 3. 6)
    • to kindle hatred in a person's heart; to fill some one with hatred (not implere, vid. sect. IX. 2, note gaudio...): odium alicuius inflammare
    • to stifle, drown one's hatred: odium restinguere, exstinguere
    • (ambiguous) to be hated by some one: odio, invidiae esse alicui
    • (ambiguous) to be hated by some one: in odio esse apud aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to be separated by a deadly hatred: capitali odio dissidere ab aliquo (De Am. 1. 2)
    • (ambiguous) to be consumed with hatred: odio or invidia alicuius ardere
    • (ambiguous) to be fired with a passionate hatred: odio inflammatum, accensum esse