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Latin stuprum


stuprum (plural stupra)

  1. stupration; rape
    • 2006, Rebecca Langlands, Sexual Morality in Ancient Rome (page 119)
      By this point the fulcrum of concern is the stuprum of men upon men, described as more prevalent than that upon women.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for stuprum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



From stupere, present active infinitive of stupeo.



stuprum n (genitive stuprī); second declension

  1. dishonor, disgrace, shame, defilement
  2. debauchery, lewdness, violation


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stuprum stupra
Genitive stuprī stuprōrum
Dative stuprō stuprīs
Accusative stuprum stupra
Ablative stuprō stuprīs
Vocative stuprum stupra

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  • stuprum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stuprum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stuprum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • stuprum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stuprum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin