imperium

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin imperium ‎(power, command), from imperō ‎(command, order), from im- ‎(form of in) + parō ‎(prepare, arrange; intend).

NounEdit

imperium ‎(countable and uncountable, plural imperia or imperiums)

  1. Supreme power; dominion.
  2. The right to command the force of the state, sovereignty.

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From Latin.

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imperium n (singular definite imperiet, plural indefinite imperier)

  1. empire

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EtymologyEdit

From imperō ‎(command, order), from im- ‎(form of in) + parō ‎(prepare, arrange; intend).

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imperium n ‎(genitive imperiī or imperī); second declension

  1. The empire, state, imperial government, realm, dominion
  2. The right or power to command or be in control; dominion.
    1. Absolute command over the empire (or other polity); sovereignty; sway.
    2. (military) Military authority, the command (of an army).
      • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
        Q. Fuluio Ap. Claudio, prioris anni consulibus, prorogatum imperium est atque exercitus quos habebant decreti, adiectumque ne a Capua quam obsidebant abscederent priusquam expugnassent.
        The military authority of Quintus Fulvius and Appius Claudius, consuls of the previous year, was extended and the armies which they had were decided upon, and it was added as a proviso that they should not withdraw from Capua, which they were besieging, until they conquered it.
  3. The exercise of authority, rule, law, control.
  4. A command, order, direction, bidding.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative imperium imperia
genitive imperiī
imperī1
imperiōrum
dative imperiō imperiīs
accusative imperium imperia
ablative imperiō imperiīs
vocative imperium imperia

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

imperium n (definite singular imperiet; indefinite plural imperier; definite plural imperiene/imperia)

  1. empire

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imperium n ‎(definite singular imperiet, indefinite plural imperium, definite plural imperia)

  1. empire

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imperium, used in Swedish since 1845.

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imperium n

  1. an empire (a state ruled by an emperor or czar)
    Den 6 juni började Italien minera sitt imperiums kuster.
    On June 6 [1940], Italy started to place mines along the coasts of its empire. [including at the time Italy and Libya]
  2. an empire (a huge state or similar sphere of power)

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Inflection of imperium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative imperium imperiet imperier imperierna
Genitive imperiums imperiets imperiers imperiernas

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