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perniciēs f (genitive perniciēī); fifth declension

  1. ruin
  2. disaster
  3. bane, pest
  4. (figurative) execution, death


Fifth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative perniciēs perniciēs
genitive perniciēī perniciērum
dative perniciēī perniciēbus
accusative perniciem perniciēs
ablative perniciē perniciēbus
vocative perniciēs perniciēs


  • pernicies in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pernicies in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pernicies” 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 be ruined, undone: in perniciem incurrere
    • to compass, devise a man's overthrow, ruin: perniciem (exitium) alicui afferre, moliri, parare