Latin definition for: elemosina, elemosinae


  • declension: 1st declension
  • gender: feminine


  1. (act of) mercy
  2. alms, almshouse
  3. gift to a church, religious foundation
  4. pity
  • Age: Latin not in use in Classical times (6-10th centuries) Christian
  • Area: Ecclesiastic, Biblical, Religious
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: 2 or 3 citations
  • Source: C.H. Beeson, “A Primer of Medieval Latin”, 1925 (Bee)

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