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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ēloquor (I declare, speak plainly) +‎ -ium (nominal suffix).

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NounEdit

ēloquium n (genitive ēloquiī or ēloquī); second declension

  1. eloquence
  2. speech, utterance
  3. diction

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ēloquium ēloquia
Genitive ēloquiī
ēloquī1
ēloquiōrum
Dative ēloquiō ēloquiīs
Accusative ēloquium ēloquia
Ablative ēloquiō ēloquiīs
Vocative ēloquium ēloquia

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

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