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Etymology 1Edit

artifex, artificis +‎ -ium

NounEdit

artificium n (genitive artificiī); second declension

  1. art, craft, trade
  2. skill, talent, artifice
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative artificium artificia
genitive artificiī artificiōrum
dative artificiō artificiīs
accusative artificium artificia
ablative artificiō artificiīs
vocative artificium artificia
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

artificium

  1. genitive masculine plural of artifex
  2. genitive feminine plural of artifex
  3. genitive neuter plural of artifex

ReferencesEdit

  • artificium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • artificium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “artificium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • artificium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give a scientific explanation of a thing: artificio et via tradere aliquid
    • a master-piece of classical work: opus summo artificio[TR1] factum