zodiacus

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A 3rd century Roman mosaic containing images of the zodiac.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ζῳδῐᾰκός (zōidiakós) κύκλος (kúklos, little animal cycle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

zōdiacus (feminine zōdiaca, neuter zōdiacum); first/second declension

  1. of or pertaining to the zodiac

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative zōdiacus zōdiaca zōdiacum zōdiacī zōdiacae zōdiaca
genitive zōdiacī zōdiacae zōdiacī zōdiacōrum zōdiacārum zōdiacōrum
dative zōdiacō zōdiacō zōdiacīs
accusative zōdiacum zōdiacam zōdiacum zōdiacōs zōdiacās zōdiaca
ablative zōdiacō zōdiacā zōdiacō zōdiacīs
vocative zōdiace zōdiaca zōdiacum zōdiacī zōdiacae zōdiaca

Noun[edit]

zōdiacus m (genitive zōdiacī); second declension

  1. the zodiac

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative zōdiacus zōdiacī
genitive zōdiacī zōdiacōrum
dative zōdiacō zōdiacīs
accusative zōdiacum zōdiacōs
ablative zōdiacō zōdiacīs
vocative zōdiace zōdiacī

References[edit]

  • zodiacus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • zodiacus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • zodiacus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • zodiacus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers