indicium

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin indicium.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɪʃɪəm/, /ɪnˈdɪsɪəm/

NounEdit

indicium (plural indicia)

  1. An indication; a sign.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 431:
      that dim continuum cannot be as sensually groped for, tasted, harkened to, as Veen's Hollow between rhythmic beats; but it shares with it one remarkable indicium: the immobility of perceptual Time.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From index (indicator), from indicō (point out, indicate, show), from in (in, at, on; into) + dicō (indicate; dedicate; set apart).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

indicium n (genitive indiciī); second declension

  1. information, evidence, discovery, notice
  2. reward for information
  3. indication, sign, proof, token

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative indicium indicia
genitive indiciī indiciōrum
dative indiciō indiciīs
accusative indicium indicia
ablative indiciō indiciīs
vocative indicium indicia

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Last modified on 30 January 2014, at 00:50