stillicidium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin stillicidium

Noun[edit]

stillicidium (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) A morbid trickling.
  2. (law, historical) An urban servitude in Ancient Rome, where a proprietor was not allowed to build to the extremity of his estate, but must leave a space regulated by the charter by which the property was held, so as not to throw the eavesdrop on the land of his neighbour.
    Synonym: stillicide

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From stīlla (drop) +‎ cadō (fall) +‎ -ium.

Noun[edit]

stīllicidium n (genitive stīllicidiī or stīllicidī); second declension

  1. liquid (especially rainwater) falling drop by drop

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stīllicidium stīllicidia
Genitive stīllicidiī
stīllicidī1
stīllicidiōrum
Dative stīllicidiō stīllicidiīs
Accusative stīllicidium stīllicidia
Ablative stīllicidiō stīllicidiīs
Vocative stīllicidium stīllicidia

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

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: estalzim
  • English: stillicide
  • Italian: stillicidio

References[edit]

  • stillicidium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stillicidium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stillicidium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • stillicidium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • stillicidium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stillicidium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin