spatium

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Latin[edit]

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 spatium on Latin Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)peh₂- (to stretch, to pull). Cognate with Ancient Greek σπάω (spáō), Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē), Ancient Greek σπάνις (spánis), English span.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spatium n (genitive spatiī or spatī); second declension

  1. Space, room, extent
  2. Distance between points
  3. A square, walk, or promenade
  4. Racetrack, lap or a race, or racecourse
  5. Period or interval of time
  6. Quantity of length
  7. Time or leisure, as with opportunity

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative spatium spatia
Genitive spatiī
spatī1
spatiōrum
Dative spatiō spatiīs
Accusative spatium spatia
Ablative spatiō spatiīs
Vocative spatium spatia

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: espai
  • Dutch: spatie
  • English: space
  • French: espace
  • Galician: espazo
  • Hungarian: spácium

References[edit]

  • spatium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • spatium in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • spatium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • spatium in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • at a great distance: longo spatio, intervallo interiecto
    • to finish a very long journey: longum itineris spatium emetiri
    • to require, give, take time for deliberation: tempus (spatium) deliberandi or ad deliberandum postulare, dare, sibi sumere
    • to give some one a few days for reflection: paucorum dierum spatium ad deliberandum dare
    • after some time: spatio temporis intermisso
    • to give time for recovery: respirandi spatium dare
  • spatium in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatium (space, distance).

Noun[edit]

spatium n (definite singular spatiet, indefinite plural spatier, definite plural spatia or spatiene)

  1. (letterpress typography) space

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatium (space, distance), whence also English space.

Noun[edit]

spatium n (definite singular spatiet, indefinite plural spatium, definite plural spatia)

  1. (letterpress typography) space

References[edit]