sacrilegium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sacrilegus (sacrilegious) +‎ -ium (nominalizing suffix).

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Noun[edit]

sacrilegium n (genitive sacrilegiī); second declension

  1. The robbing of a temple, stealing of sacred objects, sacrilege.
  2. Violation of sacred things, profanation, sacrilege.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sacrilegium sacrilegia
genitive sacrilegiī sacrilegiōrum
dative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
accusative sacrilegium sacrilegia
ablative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
vocative sacrilegium sacrilegia

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References[edit]

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