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From sacrificus (sacrificial), from sacrificō (I sacrifice), from sacer (sacred) + faciō (do, make)



sacrificium n (genitive sacrificiī); second declension

  1. Something made sacred or given to a deity, sacrifice.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sacrificium sacrificia
genitive sacrificiī sacrificiōrum
dative sacrificiō sacrificiīs
accusative sacrificium sacrificia
ablative sacrificiō sacrificiīs
vocative sacrificium sacrificia


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  • sacrificium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sacrificium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sacrificium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sacrificium 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 sacrifice: sacra, sacrificium facere (ἱερὰ ῥέζειν), sacrificare
    • a periodically recurring (annual) sacrifice: sacrificium statum (solemne) (Tusc. 1. 47. 113)
  • sacrificium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sacrificium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin