vectigal

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vectus.

Noun[edit]

vectīgal n ‎(genitive vectīgālis); third declension

  1. tax, tribute, revenue
    • Cicero, Paradoxa Stoicorum; Paradox VI, 49
      O di immortales! non intellegunt homines, quam magnum vectigal sit parsimonia.
      O immortal gods! People do not understand how great a revenue parsimony can be.
  2. (figurative) windfall, profit

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vectīgal vectīgālia
genitive vectīgālis vectīgālium
dative vectīgālī vectīgālibus
accusative vectīgal vectīgālia
ablative vectīgālī vectīgālibus
vocative vectīgal vectīgālia

References[edit]

  • vectigal” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.