societas

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From socius ‎(associated, allied; partner, companion, ally).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

societās f ‎(genitive societātis); third declension

  1. A union for a common purpose; society, fellowship, partnership, association, community, union; affinity.
  2. (metonymically) Those united for a common purpose; a company or society of such persons.
  3. (by extension) A copartnership, membership, or association for trading purposes.
  4. (by extension) A share or stake in a partnership or association
  5. (by extension) A political league, alliance, confederacy.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative societās societātēs
genitive societātis societātum
dative societātī societātibus
accusative societātem societātēs
ablative societāte societātibus
vocative societās societātēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • societas” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • societas” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be united by having a common language: eiusdem linguae societate coniunctum esse cum aliquo (De Or. 3. 59. 223)
    • social life: vitae societas
    • to associate with some one: societatem inire, facere cum aliquo
    • to unite isolated individuals into a society: dissipatos homines in (ad) societatem vitae convocare (Tusc. 1. 25. 62)
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