silentium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sileō (I am quiet, I am silent).

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Noun[edit]

silentium n (genitive silentiī); 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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative silentium silentia
genitive silentiī silentiōrum
dative silentiō silentiīs
accusative silentium silentia
ablative silentiō silentiīs
vocative silentium silentia

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References[edit]

  • silentium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • silentium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “silentium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • silentium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • in the silence of the night: silentio noctis
    • to pass over in silence: silentio praeterire (not praetermittere) aliquid