venenum

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *weneznom (lust, desire), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive, wish, love). See also Sanskrit वनति (vanati, gain, wish, erotic lust), Latin Venus, veneror, venia, vēnor and English wish.

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NounEdit

venēnum n (genitive venēnī); second declension

  1. a potion, juice
  2. poison, venom

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative venēnum venēna
Genitive venēnī venēnōrum
Dative venēnō venēnīs
Accusative venēnum venēna
Ablative venēnō venēnīs
Vocative venēnum venēna

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ReferencesEdit

  • venenum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • venenum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • venenum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give a person poison in bread: dare venenum in pane
    • to take poison: venenum sumere, bibere
    • (ambiguous) to poison oneself: veneno sibi mortem consciscere