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EtymologyEdit

The name Londīnium is thought to be pre-Roman (and possibly pre-Celtic) in origin, but there is no consensus on what it means. It was common practice for Romans to adopt native names for new settlements. A common theory is that it derives from a hypothetical Celtic placename *Londinion which was probably derived from the personal name *Londinos, from the word *lond (wild).

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Proper nounEdit

Londīnium n sg (genitive Londīniī or Londīnī); second declension

  1. London

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Londīnium
Genitive Londīniī
Londīnī1
Dative Londīniō
Accusative Londīnium
Ablative Londīniō
Vocative Londīnium
Locative Londīniī

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

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