obiectum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

A substantivization of obiectus ("cast towards", presented, exposed; "cast against", opposed), itself the perfect passive participle of obiciō (I throw towards or against; I expose/offer/present).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

obiectum n (genitive obiectī); second declension

  1. (that which has been "cast toward", i.e. that which has been "presented or exposed"): an object.
  2. (that which has been "cast against"): an accusation, a charge.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative obiectum obiecta
Genitive obiectī obiectōrum
Dative obiectō obiectīs
Accusative obiectum obiecta
Ablative obiectō obiectīs
Vocative obiectum obiecta

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: objecte
  • English: object
  • French: objet
  • Italian: oggetto
  • Norman: objet

ReferencesEdit

  • obiectum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be abandoned to fate: fortunae obiectum esse