See also: Spongia


Alternative formsEdit


Borrowed from Ancient Greek σπογγιά (spongiá), from σπόγγος (spóngos). Doublet of fungus.



spongia f (genitive spongiae); first declension

  1. A sponge.
  2. (by extension) pumice, or other things resembling a sponge.


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative spongia spongiae
Genitive spongiae spongiārum
Dative spongiae spongiīs
Accusative spongiam spongiās
Ablative spongiā spongiīs
Vocative spongia spongiae

Derived termsEdit



  • spongia”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spongia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spongia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • spongia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • spongia”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • spongia”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin