tasconium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia[1]. Compare Spanish tosca (tuff).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tasconium n (genitive tasconiī or tasconī); second declension

  1. (geology) A white kind of earth resembling clay

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tasconium tasconia
Genitive tasconiī
tasconī1
tasconiōrum
Dative tasconiō tasconiīs
Accusative tasconium tasconia
Ablative tasconiō tasconiīs
Vocative tasconium tasconia

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “tasconium”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 650