sicarius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sīca (dagger) +‎ -ārius, from Proto-Albanian *tsikā[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīcārius m (genitive sīcāriī or sīcārī); second declension

  1. assassin, contract killer, murderer

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sīcārius sīcāriī
Genitive sīcāriī
sīcārī1
sīcāriōrum
Dative sīcāriō sīcāriīs
Accusative sīcārium sīcāriōs
Ablative sīcāriō sīcāriīs
Vocative sīcārie sīcāriī

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

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: sicari
  • English: Sicarius
  • French: sicaire
  • Italian: sicario
  • Portuguese: sicário
  • Spanish: sicario

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) Albanian etymological dictionary[1], Brill, →ISBN, pages 477-478
  2. ^ Havers, Wilhelm (1984) Die Sprache[2], A. Sexl., page 84
  • sicarius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sicarius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sicarius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[3], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to accuse a person of assassination: accusare aliquem inter sicarios (Rosc. Am. 32. 90)
  • sicarius in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sicarius in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin