sacrilegium

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sacrilegus (sacrilegious), from sacer (sacred, holy) + legō (gather; take, steal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sacrilegium n (genitive sacrilegiī); second declension

  1. The robbing of a temple, stealing of sacred objects, sacrilege.
  2. Violation of sacred things, profanation, sacrilege.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sacrilegium sacrilegia
genitive sacrilegiī sacrilegiōrum
dative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
accusative sacrilegium sacrilegia
ablative sacrilegiō sacrilegiīs
vocative sacrilegium sacrilegia

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • sacrilegium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
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