orificium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From os (mouth) and facio (I make).

Noun[edit]

ōrificium n (genitive ōrificiī or ōrificī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) opening, orifice

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ōrificium ōrificia
Genitive ōrificiī
ōrificī1
ōrificiōrum
Dative ōrificiō ōrificiīs
Accusative ōrificium ōrificia
Ablative ōrificiō ōrificiīs
Vocative ōrificium ōrificia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: orificio
  • Piedmontese: orifissi
  • Portuguese: orifício
  • Spanish: orificio

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