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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).


Related terms[edit]



  • 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. ^ D. Gary Miller (2006), “Noun Suffixes on Verbal Bases”, in Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry, Oxford University Press, page 75