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Etymology 1[edit]

From subiciō (throw under or near; supply; forge; subject; propose).


subiectum n (genitive subiectī); second declension

  1. That which is spoken of; the foundation or subject of a proposition.

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative subiectum subiecta
genitive subiectī subiectōrum
dative subiectō subiectīs
accusative subiectum subiecta
ablative subiectō subiectīs
vocative subiectum subiecta



  1. supine of subiciō

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of subiectus (laying under).



  1. accusative singular of subiectus

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of subiectus (thrown under or near, adjacent; supplied; forged; subjected; proposed).



  1. nominative neuter singular of subiectum
  2. accusative masculine singular of subiectum
  3. accusative neuter singular of subiectum
  4. vocative neuter singular of subiectum


  • subiectum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • subiectum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the town lies at the foot of a mountain: oppidum monti subiectum est
    • (ambiguous) to come within the sphere of the senses: sensibus or sub sensus subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to have to submit to the uncertainties of fortune; to be subject to Fortune's caprice: sub varios incertosque casus subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be comprised under the term 'fear.: sub metum subiectum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be subject to some one, under some one's dominion: subiectum esse, obnoxium esse imperio or dicioni alicuius (not simply alicui)