aspilogia

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined by Sir Henry Spelman circa 1595 as the title to his treatise on coats of arms, from ἀσπίς ("shield") + -λογία ("study of"). Sir Anthony Wagner argued in his Catalogue of Mediaeval Arms (1950) that on etymological grounds a better form of the word would have been "Aspidologia," but retained Spelman's innovation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aspilogia f (genitive aspilogiae); first declension

  1. (heraldry) coats of arms, heraldry, armory (especially as a collection)

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aspilogia aspilogiae
Genitive aspilogiae aspilogiārum
Dative aspilogiae aspilogiīs
Accusative aspilogiam aspilogiās
Ablative aspilogiā aspilogiīs
Vocative aspilogia aspilogiae

ReferencesEdit

  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • Revised Medieval Latin Word List