vestigium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unknown origin.[1][2] Maybe from earlier *verstigium, from verro, 'to sweep'.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vestīgium n (genitive vestīgiī); second declension

  1. footprint, track
  2. trace, vestige, mark
  3. sole of the foot
  4. horseshoe
  5. (figuratively, of time) moment, instant

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vestīgium vestīgia
genitive vestīgiī vestīgiōrum
dative vestīgiō vestīgiīs
accusative vestīgium vestīgia
ablative vestīgiō vestīgiīs
vocative vestīgium vestīgia

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References[edit]

  • vestigium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ vestige” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ “vestigium” in the Oxford Latin Dictionary, 1968
  3. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.