venenum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wenes-no- ‎(lust, desire), from *wenh₁- ‎(to strive, wish, love). See also Sanskrit वनति ‎(vanati, gain, wish, erotic lust), Latin Venus, veneror, venia, vēnor and English wish.

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Noun[edit]

venēnum n ‎(genitive venēnī); second declension

  1. a potion, juice
  2. poison, venom

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative venēnum venēna
genitive venēnī venēnōrum
dative venēnō venēnīs
accusative venēnum venēna
ablative venēnō venēnīs
vocative venēnum venēna

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References[edit]

  • venenum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • venenum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venenum in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give a person poison in bread: dare venenum in pane
    • to take poison: venenum sumere, bibere
    • (ambiguous) to poison oneself: veneno sibi mortem consciscere