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 neuter.

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

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • spatium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.