spatium on Latin Wikipedia


From Proto-Indo-European *speh₁-(to stretch, to pull). Some make this cognate with Latin pēnūria, Ancient Greek σπάω(spáō), πένομαι(pénomai), πένης(pénēs), πόνος(pónos), πεῖνα(peîna), σπάνις(spánis), English span.



spatium n ‎(genitive spatiī); second declension

  1. Space, room, extent
  2. Distance between points
  3. A square, walk, or promenade
  4. Racetrack, lap or a race, or racecourse
  5. Period or interval of time
  6. Quantity of length
  7. Time or leisure, as with opportunity


  • Note: Genitive singular is sometimes spatī

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spatium spatia
genitive spatiī spatiōrum
dative spatiō spatiīs
accusative spatium spatia
ablative spatiō spatiīs
vocative spatium spatia

Derived termsEdit



  • spatium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spatium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SPATIUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.spatium”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • at a great distance: longo spatio, intervallo interiecto
    • to finish a very long journey: longum itineris spatium emetiri
    • to require, give, take time for deliberation: tempus (spatium) deliberandi or ad deliberandum postulare, dare, sibi sumere
    • to give some one a few days for reflection: paucorum dierum spatium ad deliberandum dare
    • after some time: spatio temporis intermisso
    • to give time for recovery: respirandi spatium dare
  • spatium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016