tripudium

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tripudium (plural tripudia)

  1. (historical) A solemn religious dance of the Ancient Romans, performed in triple time.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ter + pes. See the old form tripodātiō, but compare with the possibly related Latin paveō, paviō, pudeō, repudium.

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Noun[edit]

tripudium n (genitive tripudiī or tripudī); second declension

  1. a measured stamping, a leaping, jumping, dancing in religious solemnities; a solemn religious dance
  2. a dance
  3. a favorable omen (when the chickens ate so greedily that the food dropped from their mouths to the ground)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tripudium tripudia
genitive tripudiī
tripudī1
tripudiōrum
dative tripudiō tripudiīs
accusative tripudium tripudia
ablative tripudiō tripudiīs
vocative tripudium tripudia

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

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References[edit]

  • tripudium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tripudium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tripudium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tripudium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • tripudium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tripudium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin