spatium

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *speh₁- ‎(to stretch, to pull). Some make this cognate with Latin pēnūria, Ancient Greek σπάω ‎(spáō), πένομαι ‎(pénomai), πένης ‎(pénēs), πόνος ‎(pónos), πεῖνα ‎(peîna), σπάνις ‎(spánis), English span.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spatium n ‎(genitive spatiī); 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

Inflection[edit]

  • Note: Genitive singular is sometimes spatī

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spatium spatia
genitive spatiī spatiōrum
dative spatiō spatiīs
accusative spatium spatia
ablative spatiō spatiīs
vocative spatium spatia

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References[edit]

  • spatium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • spatium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • 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 (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016