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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *yek- ‎(to speak). Compare Old High German jehan, Welsh iaith, Breton yezh.

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NounEdit

iocus m ‎(genitive iocī); second declension

  1. a joke, jest
  2. a form of amusement

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative iocus iocī
genitive iocī iocōrum
dative iocō iocīs
accusative iocum iocōs
ablative iocō iocīs
vocative ioce iocī

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ReferencesEdit

  • IOCUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • iocus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I said it in jest: haec iocatus sum, per iocum dixi
    • (ambiguous) joking apart: extra iocum, remoto ioco (Fam. 7. 11. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to make a joke: ioco uti (Off. 1. 29. 103)
    • (ambiguous) joking apart: extra iocum, remoto ioco (Fam. 7. 11. 3)
  • iocus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
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