Capitolium

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

Capitolium (plural Capitolia)

  1. An ancient temple dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, built on hills and other prominent areas in many cities in Italy and the provinces.
  2. The Capitol. A citadel of Rome.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, perhaps connected with caput (head).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Capitōlium n sg (genitive Capitōliī or Capitōlī); second declension

  1. The Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven hills of Rome.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Capitōlium
Genitive Capitōliī
Capitōlī1
Dative Capitōliō
Accusative Capitōlium
Ablative Capitōliō
Vocative Capitōlium

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Capitolium
  • Italian: Campidoglio
  • Portuguese: Capitólio
  • Spanish: Capitolio