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From peccō (offend, sin).



peccātum n (genitive peccātī); second declension

  1. sin, error, fault
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Ioannes 8:34
      Omnis quī facit peccātum servus est peccātī.
      Everyone who does sin is a slave of sin.


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative peccātum peccāta
Genitive peccātī peccātōrum
Dative peccātō peccātīs
Accusative peccātum peccāta
Ablative peccātō peccātīs
Vocative peccātum peccāta

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  • peccatum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • peccatum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • peccatum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • peccatum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) a guilty conscience: conscientia mala or peccatorum, culpae, sceleris, delicti