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Etymology 1[edit]

Substantive of pūblicus (of or pertaining to the people, state or community).


pūblicum n (genitive pūblicī); second declension

  1. state property
  2. the treasury; state depot
  3. state revenue
  4. publicity
  5. public road
  6. the public (people in general; an audience)
  7. commonwealth, the republic

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūblicum pūblica
Genitive pūblicī pūblicōrum
Dative pūblicō pūblicīs
Accusative pūblicum pūblica
Ablative pūblicō pūblicīs
Vocative pūblicum pūblica
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of pūblicus (of or pertaining to the people, state or community).



  1. inflection of pūblicus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular


  • publicum 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)
  • publicum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to be cast out unburied: proiici inhumatum (in publicum)
    • (ambiguous) to show oneself in the streets, in public: in publicum prodire (Verr. 2. 1. 31)
    • (ambiguous) to bring a law before the notice of the people: legem proponere in publicum
    • (ambiguous) the council of the nation; the senate: publicum consilium (Phil. 7.7. 19)
  • H. H. Mallinckrodt, Latijn Nederlands woordenboek (Aula n° 24), Utrecht-Antwerpen, Spectrum, 1959 [Latin - Dutch dictionary in Dutch]