Latin edit

Etymology edit

From venēficus (poisonous; magical) +‎ -ium.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

venēficium n (genitive venēficiī or venēficī); second declension

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

Declension edit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative venēficium venēficia
Genitive venēficiī
venēficī1
venēficiōrum
Dative venēficiō venēficiīs
Accusative venēficium venēficia
Ablative venēficiō venēficiīs
Vocative venēficium venēficia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References edit

  • 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[1], 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