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    Deverbal[1] noun from sacrum (religious act, rite, sacrifice) +‎ faciō (do, make) +‎ -ium (noun-forming suffix). Related to sacrificō (to sacrifice) and sacrificus (sacrificial).





    sacrificium n (genitive sacrificiī or sacrificī); second declension

    1. Something made sacred or given to a deity, sacrifice.



    Second-declension noun (neuter).

    Case Singular Plural
    Nominative sacrificium sacrificia
    Genitive sacrificiī
    Dative sacrificiō sacrificiīs
    Accusative sacrificium sacrificia
    Ablative sacrificiō sacrificiīs
    Vocative sacrificium sacrificia

    1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).






    • sacrificium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • sacrificium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • sacrificium 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)
    • sacrificium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
    • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
      • to sacrifice: sacra, sacrificium facere (ἱερὰ ῥέζειν), sacrificare
      • a periodically recurring (annual) sacrifice: sacrificium statum (solemne) (Tusc. 1. 47. 113)
    • sacrificium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • sacrificium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
    1. ^ Miller, D. Gary (2006) Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and their Indo-European Ancestry, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, § 3.2.3 Synthetic compounds in -ium, page 75