buccula

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of bucca +‎ -ula.

Noun[edit]

buccula f (genitive bucculae); first declension

  1. little cheek or mouth
    pressa Cupidinis buccula.
  2. (military) the beaver, part of a helmet which covers the mouth and cheeks
    bucculas tergere.
  3. (military) two cheeks, one on each side of the channel in which the arrow of the catapulta was placed
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative buccula bucculae
genitive bucculae bucculārum
dative bucculae bucculīs
accusative bucculam bucculās
ablative bucculā bucculīs
vocative buccula bucculae
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • buccula in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879