From Latin indicium.
indicium (plural indicia or indiciums)
- 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.
From index (“indicator”), from indicō (“point out, indicate, show”), from in (“in, at, on; into”) + dicō (“indicate; dedicate; set apart”).
indicium n (genitive indiciī); second declension
- information, evidence, discovery, notice
- reward for information
- indication, sign, proof, token