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From vim dicare, or vindicō.


vindicta f (genitive vindictae); first declension

  1. ceremonial staff used in manumission
  2. punishment, vengeance
    Familia Griffini ad modum cxl dolo optimatum Sratewi ceciderunt; in cuius vindicta rex Grifinus Demetiam et Stratewi devastavit...
    "The family of Gruffydd to the measure of 140 [people] fell by treachery to the nobles of Ystrad Tywi; in punishment for which, King Gruffydd devastated Dyfed and Ystrad Tywi..." (Annales Cambriae, B Text)
  3. redress, satisfaction
  4. a means of vindication


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vindicta vindictae
genitive vindictae vindictārum
dative vindictae vindictīs
accusative vindictam vindictās
ablative vindictā vindictīs
vocative vindicta vindictae

Related termsEdit



  • vindicta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vindicta in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vindicta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vindicta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • vindicta in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vindicta in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin



From Latin vindicta


vindicta f (plural vindictas)

  1. vengeance
    No importa cuan maña sea su voluntad de vindicta, a veces se debe conocer los límites propios
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