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From secāre, secō (to cut) +‎ -tiō.


sectiō f (genitive sectiōnis); third declension

  1. cutting off or up
  2. mowing
  3. surgery
  4. castration
  5. division, section


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sectiō sectiōnēs
genitive sectiōnis sectiōnum
dative sectiōnī sectiōnibus
accusative sectiōnem sectiōnēs
ablative sectiōne sectiōnibus
vocative sectiō sectiōnēs



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  • sectio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sectio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sectio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • sectio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin