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Literally, "leading across", from trādūcō (lead across), from trāns (across) + dūcō (lead).



trāductiō f (genitive trāductiōnis); third declension

  1. transferring
  2. (rhetoric) metonymy
  3. (rhetoric) repetition of the same word
  4. translation
  5. temporis, passage of time, lapse of time


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative trāductiō trāductiōnēs
genitive trāductiōnis trāductiōnum
dative trāductiōnī trāductiōnibus
accusative trāductiōnem trāductiōnēs
ablative trāductiōne trāductiōnibus
vocative trāductiō trāductiōnēs


  • traductio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • traductio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • traductio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to transfer oneself from the patrician to the plebeian order: traductio ad plebem
  • traductio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016