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  1. indefinite dative plural of sin


Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Maybe from the same Proto-Indo-European root common to Lithuanian sìlis (crib) and sìlė (trough)[1].



sīnum n (genitive sīnī); second declension

  1. A large, round drinking vessel with swelling sides


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sīnum sīna
genitive sīnī sīnōrum
dative sīnō sīnīs
accusative sīnum sīna
ablative sīnō sīnīs
vocative sīnum sīna

Etymology 2Edit



  1. accusative singular of sīnus


  • sinum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sinum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sinum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sinum 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.
    • (ambiguous) on good grounds; reasonably: non sine causa
    • (ambiguous) without doubt, beyond all doubt: sine dubio (not sine ullo dubio)
    • (ambiguous) without any hesitation; without the least scruple: sine ulla dubitatione
    • (ambiguous) without delay: sine mora or nulla mora interposita
    • (ambiguous) to be driven into the arms of philosophy: in sinum philosophiae compelli
    • (ambiguous) indisputably; incontestably: sine (ulla) controversia
    • (ambiguous) to read a speech: de scripto orationem habere, dicere (opp. sine scripto, ex memoria)
    • (ambiguous) without any disguise, frankly: sine fuco ac fallaciis (Att. 1. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) with no moderation: sine modo; nullo modo adhibito
    • (ambiguous) to lend some one money (without interest): pecuniam alicui credere (sine fenore, usuris)
    • (ambiguous) to restore prisoners without ransom: captivos sine pretio reddere
  • sinum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “sinum”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 546