cancellus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cancellus (plural cancelli)

  1. (architecture) A barrier, balustrade or railing, or screen, dividing the main body of a church from the chancel.
  2. (anatomy) One of the interlacing osseous plates constituting the elastic porous tissue of certain parts of the bones, especially in their articular extremities.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cancellus m (genitive cancelli); second declension

  1. lattice, grate, grid
  2. bars, barrier
  3. railings

Usage notes[edit]

Usually used in the plural, rarely in the singular.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cancellus cancellī
genitive cancellī cancellōrum
dative cancellō cancellīs
accusative cancellum cancellōs
ablative cancellō cancellīs
vocative cancelle cancellī

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