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deliquium

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin delinquere (to lack, to fail)

NounEdit

deliquium (plural deliquiums)

  1. (chemistry) liquefaction through absorption of moisture from the air
  2. (pathology) An abrupt loss of consciousness usually caused by an insufficient blood flow to the brain; fainting.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol. 1, New York 2001, p. 387:
      If he be locked in a close room, he is afraid of being stifled for want of air, and still carries biscuit, aquavitæ, or some strong waters about him, for fear of deliquiums, or being sick [...].
  3. (literary, figuratively) a languid, maudlin mood
  4. (rare) an abrupt absence of sunlight, e.g. caused by an eclipse

LatinEdit

NounEdit

dēliquium n (genitive dēliquiī); second declension

  1. want, defect
  2. eclipse

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēliquium dēliquia
genitive dēliquiī dēliquiōrum
dative dēliquiō dēliquiīs
accusative dēliquium dēliquia
ablative dēliquiō dēliquiīs
vocative dēliquium dēliquia