pignus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

pignus (plural pignora)

  1. (law, obsolete, Ancient Rome) A pledge or pawn.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-. See related terms.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pignus n (genitive pignoris); third declension

  1. pledge, mortgage
  2. hostage
  3. wager, stake

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pignus pignora
genitive pignoris pignorum
dative pignorī pignoribus
accusative pignus pignora
ablative pignore pignoribus
vocative pignus pignora

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References[edit]

  • pignus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pignus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pignus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pignus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pignus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pignus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin