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From occāsus.



occāsiō f (genitive occāsiōnis); third declension

  1. occasion, opportunity


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative occāsiō occāsiōnēs
Genitive occāsiōnis occāsiōnum
Dative occāsiōnī occāsiōnibus
Accusative occāsiōnem occāsiōnēs
Ablative occāsiōne occāsiōnibus
Vocative occāsiō occāsiōnēs



  • occasio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • occasio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • occasio in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • occasio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a favourable[1] opportunity presents itself: occasio datur, offertur
    • when occasion offers; as opportunity occurs: occasione data, oblata
    • when occasion offers; as opportunity occurs: per occasionem
    • on every occasion; at every opportunity: quotienscunque occasio oblata est; omnibus locis
    • to give a man the opportunity of doing a thing: occasionem alicui dare, praebere alicuius rei or ad aliquid faciendum
    • to get, meet with, a favourable opportunity: occasionem nancisci
    • to make use of, avail oneself of an opportunity: occasione uti
    • to lose, let slip an opportunity: occasionem praetermittere, amittere (through carelessness), omittere (deliberately), dimittere (through indifference)
    • to neglect an opportunity: occasioni deesse
    • to seize an opportunity: occasionem arripere