peculio

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See also: pecúlio

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pecūlium (property, savings), from a Proto-Indo-European root *peḱu- (livestock, domestic animals)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peˈkuljo/, [peˈkuː.l̺jo]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧cu‧lio

Noun[edit]

peculio m (plural peculi)

  1. (obsolete) livestock
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) herd
  3. (Roman law) A small fortune whose management (but not property) is conceded by the head of household to a son or servant.
  4. (dated) savings

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecūliō

  1. dative singular of pecūlium
  2. ablative singular of pecūlium

References[edit]

  • peculio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “peculio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • peculio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • peculio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pecūlium (property, savings). Cf. also the inherited regional doublet pegullo.

Noun[edit]

peculio m (plural peculios)

  1. savings, scraps, nest egg