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EtymologyEdit

From explico (I explain) +‎ -tio (suffix forming action noun).

NounEdit

explicātiō f (genitive explicātiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of unfolding or unrolling.
  2. (of speech) An explanation, explication, exposition.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative explicātiō explicātiōnēs
genitive explicātiōnis explicātiōnum
dative explicātiōnī explicātiōnibus
accusative explicātiōnem explicātiōnēs
ablative explicātiōne explicātiōnibus
vocative explicātiō explicātiōnēs

DescendantsEdit

(all borrowings)

ReferencesEdit

  • explicatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • explicatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • explicatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette