actio

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*h₂eǵ-

From āctum +‎ -tiō, using the supine of agō ‎(do, make).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

āctiō f ‎(genitive āctiōnis); third declension

  1. action; a doing or performing, behavior
  2. public function, civil act
  3. (law) suit, process, action
  4. gesticulation made while speaking
  5. (drama) the action, plot, series of events

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative āctiō āctiōnēs
genitive āctiōnis āctiōnum
dative āctiōnī āctiōnibus
accusative āctiōnem āctiōnēs
ablative āctiōne āctiōnibus
vocative āctiō āctiōnēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • actio” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • actio” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • practical philosophy: philosophia, quae in actione versatur
    • the treatment of the piece: actio
    • delivery: actio (Brut. 38)
    • the delivery is rather halting, poor: actio paulum claudicat
    • a private, civil prosecution: actio, petitio
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