turpiloquium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From turpis (unseemly) + loquor (speak).

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Noun[edit]

turpiloquium n (genitive turpiloquiī); second declension

  1. obscene or immodest speech
    • c. 155 ADc. 240 AD, Tertullian, De Pudicitia, 17
      Demonstrat et Colossensibus, quae membra mortificent super terram, fornicationem immunditiam libidinem concupiscentiam malam et turpiloquium.
    • c. 340 AD — 397 AD, Ambrose, De Fide, 5.10.110

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative turpiloquium turpiloquia
Genitive turpiloquiī turpiloquiōrum
Dative turpiloquiō turpiloquiīs
Accusative turpiloquium turpiloquia
Ablative turpiloquiō turpiloquiīs
Vocative turpiloquium turpiloquia

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