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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Traditionally from sollus (whole, entire) + annus (year), but the dissimilation within a geminate this requires is bizarre. Szemerényi proposes an old middle participle of soleo but has difficulty accounting for the geminate ll. Nussbaum offers sollus + epulum (feast, banquet), taking the latter component to have originally meant "ritual", with dissimilation ll...l > ll...n. [1]



sollemnis (neuter sollemne, comparative sollemnior, adverb sollemniter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. yearly, annual
  2. established, appointed, fixed
  3. common, usual, customary, ordinary, ritual, traditional
    Synonyms: ūsuālis, ōrdinārius, cotīdiānus
  4. religious, solemn, ceremonial; festive

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative sollemnis sollemne sollemnēs sollemnia
Genitive sollemnis sollemnium
Dative sollemnī sollemnibus
Accusative sollemnem sollemne sollemnēs
Ablative sollemnī sollemnibus
Vocative sollemnis sollemne sollemnēs sollemnia
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • Catalan: solemne
  • English: solemn
  • French: solennel
  • Italian: solenne

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of sollemne (religious or solemn rite, ceremony).



  1. genitive singular of sollemne


  • sollemnis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sollemnis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sollemnis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  1. ^ Nussbaum, Alan J. 1997, "The 'Saussure Effect' in Latin and Italic". In Lubotsky, Alexander, "Sound law and analogy: papers in honor of Robert S.P. Beekes on the occasion of his 60th birthday".