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Etymology 1[edit]

From voveō (vow).


vōtum n (genitive vōtī); second declension

  1. promise, dedication, vow
  2. determination, will, desire
  3. prayer

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vōtum vōta
genitive vōtī vōtōrum
dative vōtō vōtīs
accusative vōtum vōta
ablative vōtō vōtīs
vocative vōtum vōta
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Etymology 2[edit]



  1. nominative neuter singular of vōtus
  2. accusative masculine singular of vōtus
  3. accusative neuter singular of vōtus
  4. vocative neuter singular of vōtus


  • votum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • votum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • votum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • votum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to wish any one a prosperous journey: aliquem proficiscentem votis ominibusque prosequi (vid. sect. VI. 11, note Prosequi...)
    • (ambiguous) to make a vow: vota facere, nuncupare, suscipere, concipere
    • (ambiguous) to accomplish, pay a vow: vota solvere, persolvere, reddere
    • (ambiguous) to have to pay a vow; to obtain one's wish: voti damnari, compotem fieri
  • vow in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911