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spatium

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *spē- (to stretch, to pull). Compare Proto-Germanic *spē-d-i. Some make this cognate with Latin pēnūria, Ancient Greek σπάω (spáō), πένομαι (pénomai), πένης (pénēs), πόνος (pónos), πεῖνα (peîna), σπάνις (spánis), English span.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spatium n (genitive spatiī); second declension

  1. Space, room, extent
  2. Distance between points
  3. A square, walk, or promenade
  4. Racetrack, lap or a race, or racecourse
  5. Period or interval of time
  6. Quantity of length
  7. Time or leisure, as with opportunity

InflectionEdit

  • Note: Genitive singular is sometimes spatī

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative spatium spatia
genitive spatiī spatiōrum
dative spatiō spatiīs
accusative spatium spatia
ablative spatiō spatiīs
vocative spatium spatia

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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