Definition of centiloquium in English:

centiloquium

(also centiloquy)

noun

  • 1Frequently with capital initial. A treatise, formerly frequently attributed to Ptolemy, consisting of a hundred aphorisms of astrology.

  • 2More generally: a collection of a hundred sayings, propositions, or aphorisms, generally presented as a literary work. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Phaer (?1510–1560), translator and physician. From post-classical Latin centiloquium from classical Latin centum hundred + -loquium from loquī to speak; compare -y.

Pronunciation

centiloquium

/ˌsɛntɪˈlɒkwɪəm//ˌsɛntɪˈləʊkwɪəm/