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vicus

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vīcus (village).

NounEdit

vicus (plural vici)

  1. a small civilian settlement outside a Roman fort

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement, tribe). Cognate with Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, house), Sanskrit विश् (víś, settlement, dwelling-place), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐍃 (weihs, village, place).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vīcus m (genitive vīcī); second declension

  1. street; quarter; row of houses
  2. village; hamlet
  3. municipal section or ward

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vīcus vīcī
genitive vīcī vīcōrum
dative vīcō vīcīs
accusative vīcum vīcōs
ablative vīcō vīcīs
vocative vīce vīcī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vīcus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • vīcus” on page 1,673/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “uīcus” on page 2,058 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • “vicus” on pages 1,097–1,100 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)