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templum n (genitive templī); second declension

  1. an open space for augural observation; open, clear, broad space
  2. a space dedicated to some deity; sanctuary, shrine


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative templum templa
Genitive templī templōrum
Dative templō templīs
Accusative templum templa
Ablative templō templīs
Vocative templum templa

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  • templum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • templum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • templum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • templum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make a pilgrimage to the shrines of the gods: templa deorum adire
  • templum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • templum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 610-611