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saeculum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow). Or, from *sey- (to bind, knit, tie together, tie to, connect) + instrumental suffix *tlo, in the sense of successive generations being linked together over time.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saeculum n (genitive saeculī); second declension

  1. race, breed
  2. generation, lifetime
  3. age, time
  4. century
  5. worldliness; the world
  6. accusative singular of saeculum
  7. vocative singular of saeculum

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative saeculum saecula
genitive saeculī saeculōrum
dative saeculō saeculīs
accusative saeculum saecula
ablative saeculō saeculīs
vocative saeculum saecula

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Watkins, Calvert, ed., The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
  • Tucker, T.G., Etymological Dictionary of Latin, Ares Publishers, 1976 (reprint of 1931 edition).