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EtymologyEdit

From the root of gaudeō.

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NounEdit

gaudium n (genitive gaudiī); second declension

  1. joy, delight

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gaudium gaudia
Genitive gaudiī
gaudī1
gaudiōrum
Dative gaudiō gaudiīs
Accusative gaudium gaudia
Ablative gaudiō gaudiīs
Vocative gaudium gaudia

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • gaudium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gaudium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • gaudium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to weep for joy: gaudio lacrimare
    • to give pleasure to some one: afficere aliquem gaudio, laetitia
    • to be filled with delight: gaudio perfundi
    • to add the crowning point to a person's joy: cumulum gaudii alicui afferre (vid. sect. V. 6) (Fam. 16. 21. 1)
    • to utter cries of joy: gaudio, laetitia exsultare
    • to be beside oneself with joy: gaudio, laetitia efferri
    • to almost lose one's reason from excess of joy: nimio gaudio paene desipere