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From māter (mother) +‎ -mōnium (obligation). Compare with pātrimōnium.



mātrimōnium n (genitive mātrimōniī); second declension

  1. marriage, matrimony, wedlock.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia
genitive mātrimōniī mātrimōniōrum
dative mātrimōniō mātrimōniīs
accusative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia
ablative mātrimōniō mātrimōniīs
vocative mātrimōnium mātrimōnia


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  • matrimonium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • matrimonium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “matrimonium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • matrimonium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to marry (of the man): ducere aliquam in matrimonium
    • to give one's daughter in marriage to some-one: filiam alicui in matrimonio or in matrimonium collocare or simply filiam alicui collocare
    • to give one's daughter in marriage to some-one: filiam alicui in matrimonium dare
  • matrimonium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • matrimonium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin