sceptrum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skêptron).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scēptrum n (genitive scēptrī); second declension

  1. sceptre (royal staff, symbol of authority)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scēptrum scēptra
Genitive scēptrī scēptrōrum
Dative scēptrō scēptrīs
Accusative scēptrum scēptra
Ablative scēptrō scēptrīs
Vocative scēptrum scēptra

Descendants[edit]

  • English: scepter
  • French: sceptre
  • German: Zepter

References[edit]

  • sceptrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sceptrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sceptrum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • sceptrum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • sceptrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sceptrum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin