carcer

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See also: càrcer

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kar-kr(o), with no known cognates in any other Indo-European languages, though it is possibly a reduplication of Proto-Indo-European *(s)krengh- (to turn, bend) in the sense of "enclosure."

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Noun[edit]

carcer m (genitive carceris); third declension

  1. prison, jail
  2. jailbird
  3. traps (barriers at start of a horse race)
  4. commencement, beginning

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative carcer carcerēs
genitive carceris carcerum
dative carcerī carceribus
accusative carcerem carcerēs
ablative carcere carceribus
vocative carcer carcerēs

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