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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of conventiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cōntiō f ‎(genitive cōntiōnis); third declension

  1. a meeting, assembly
  2. a speech, oration or discourse before a public assembly

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōntiō cōntiōnēs
genitive cōntiōnis cōntiōnum
dative cōntiōnī cōntiōnibus
accusative cōntiōnem cōntiōnēs
ablative cōntiōne cōntiōnibus
vocative cōntiō cōntiōnēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • contio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CONTIO in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • contio in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to address a meeting of the people: verba facere apud populum, in contione
    • to mount the rostra: in contionem (in rostra) escendere (only of Romans)
    • to summon an assembly of the people: contionem advocare (Sall. Iug. 33. 3)
    • to harangue the soldiers: contionem habere apud milites
  • contio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • contio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • contio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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