oraculum

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Etymology[edit]

From ōrō (plead, beg; pray, entreat) +‎ -culum.

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Noun[edit]

ōrāculum n (genitive ōrāculī); second declension

  1. A divine announcement, oracle.
  2. A prophetic declaration; prophecy.
  3. A place where oracular responses were given; oracle.
  4. An oracular saying, maxim.
  5. An imperial rescript.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōrāculum ōrācula
genitive ōrāculī ōrāculōrum
dative ōrāculō ōrāculīs
accusative ōrāculum ōrācula
ablative ōrāculō ōrāculīs
vocative ōrāculum ōrācula

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References[edit]

  • oraculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • oraculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “oraculum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • oraculum” 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 consult an oracle: oraculum consulere
    • to ask for an oracular response: oraculum petere (ab aliquo)
    • to give an oracular response: oraculum dare, edere
    • an oracle given by the Delphian Apollo (Apollo Pythius): oraculum Pythium (Pythicum)
  • oraculum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin