somnium

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from somnus (sleep).
Surface analysis: somn(us) (sleep) +‎ -ium (nominal derivational suffix).

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Noun[edit]

somnium n (genitive somniī); second declension

  1. dream, vision
  2. fantasy, daydream

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative somnium somnia
genitive somniī somniōrum
dative somniō somniīs
accusative somnium somnia
ablative somniō somniīs
vocative somnium somnia

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References[edit]

  • somnium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • somnium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “somnium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • somnium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • my dream is coming true: somnium verum evādit (Div. 2. 53. 108)
    • to explain a dream: somnium interpretari
    • an interpreter of dreams: somniorum interpres, coniector