refugium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin refugium.

Noun[edit]

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refugium (plural refugia)

  1. Any local environment that has escaped regional ecological change and therefore provides a habitat for endangered species.
  2. (aquaculture) A separate section of a fishtank that shares the same water supply, used for denitrification, plankton production, etc.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- (back, again) + fugiō (flee).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

refugium n (genitive refugiī); second declension

  1. refuge

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative refugium refugia
genitive refugiī refugiōrum
dative refugiō refugiīs
accusative refugium refugia
ablative refugiō refugiīs
vocative refugium refugia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • refugium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • refugium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “refugium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • refugium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • refugium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016