silentium

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Etymology[edit]

From silēns (quiet, silent) +‎ -ium.

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silentium n (genitive silentiī or silentī); second declension

  1. silence, stillness, quiet, noiselessness
    Fac silentium!
    Be quiet!
    Silentio facto.
    With silence being obtained.
    De Partho silentium est.
    Nothing is said about the Parthian.
  2. obscurity
  3. inaction, inactivity, cessation, standstill

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative silentium silentia
Genitive silentiī
silentī1
silentiōrum
Dative silentiō silentiīs
Accusative silentium silentia
Ablative silentiō silentiīs
Vocative silentium silentia

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

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