atocium

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

atocium n (genitive atociī or atocī); second declension

  1. contraceptive
    • 79, Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia[1] Book 29 Chapter 28:
      Quam solam ex omni atocio dixisse fas sit.
      And, indeed, it is the only one of all the contraceptives that I feel myself at liberty to mention.
    • 2016, Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia [2], Vatican:
      [] ob conscientiae dignitatis amorem Ecclesia omnibus viribus Statum cogentem reicit, qui fovet atocium, sterilitatis inductionem, immo vel abortum.
      [] for the sake of this dignity of conscience, the Church strongly rejects the forced State intervention in favour of contraception, sterilization and even abortion.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative atocium atocia
Genitive atociī
atocī1
atociōrum
Dative atociō atociīs
Accusative atocium atocia
Ablative atociō atociīs
Vocative atocium atocia

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