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From venēficus (poisonous; magical).



venēficium n (genitive venēficiī); second declension

  1. an instance of poisoning; poisonous substance
  2. the preparation of magic potions; sorcery, witchcraft, magic,magic potion


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative venēficium venēficia
Genitive venēficiī venēficiōrum
Dative venēficiō venēficiīs
Accusative venēficium venēficia
Ablative venēficiō venēficiīs
Vocative venēficium venēficia

Related termsEdit


  • veneficium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • veneficium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • veneficium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to accuse a person of violence, poisoning: accusare aliquem de vi, de veneficiis
  • veneficium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • veneficium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin