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EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of amicus curiae.

NounEdit

amicus (plural amici)

  1. (law, informal) Someone not a party to a case who submits a brief and/or presents oral argument in that case.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From amō (I love) +‎ -icus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

amīcus (feminine amīca, neuter amīcum); first/second declension

  1. friendly, amicable
  2. welcome, pleasing

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative amīcus amīca amīcum amīcī amīcae amīca
genitive amīcī amīcae amīcī amīcōrum amīcārum amīcōrum
dative amīcō amīcō amīcīs
accusative amīcum amīcam amīcum amīcōs amīcās amīca
ablative amīcō amīcā amīcō amīcīs
vocative amīce amīca amīcum amīcī amīcae amīca

NounEdit

amīcus m (genitive amīcī); second declension

  1. male friend
  2. (Augustan and later) courtier, minister, counsellor

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative amīcus amīcī
genitive amīcī amīcōrum
dative amīcō amīcīs
accusative amīcum amīcōs
ablative amīcō amīcīs
vocative amīce amīcī

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ReferencesEdit

  • amicus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amicus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “amicus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • amicus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • he received from the senate the title of friend: a senatu amicus appellatus est (B. G. 1. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to be friendly with any one: uti aliquo amico