sponsio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spondeō (I promise, guarantee, betroth) +‎ -tiō (noun forming suffix).

Noun[edit]

spōnsiō f (genitive spōnsiōnis); third declension

  1. solemn promise, bet, or agreement

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spōnsiō spōnsiōnēs
genitive spōnsiōnis spōnsiōnum
dative spōnsiōnī spōnsiōnibus
accusative spōnsiōnem spōnsiōnēs
ablative spōnsiōne spōnsiōnibus
vocative spōnsiō spōnsiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • sponsio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sponsio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sponsio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be security for some one: sponsionem facere, sponsorem esse pro aliquo