vindicta

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vim dicare, or vindicō.

Noun[edit]

vindicta f (genitive vindictae); first declension

  1. ceremonial staff used in manumission
  2. punishment, vengeance
    Familia Griffini ad modum cxl dolo optimatum Sratewi ceciderunt; in cuius vindicta rex Grifinus Demetiam et Stratewi devastavit...
    "The family of Gruffydd to the measure of 140 [people] fell by treachery to the nobles of Ystrad Tywi; in punishment for which, King Gruffydd devastated Dyfed and Ystrad Tywi..." (Annales Cambriae, B Text)
  3. redress, satisfaction
  4. a means of vindication

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vindicta vindictae
genitive vindictae vindictārum
dative vindictae vindictīs
accusative vindictam vindictās
ablative vindictā vindictīs
vocative vindicta vindictae

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References[edit]

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