crusta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, shell, crust, inlaid work.

Noun[edit]

crusta

  1. A crust or shell.
  2. A gem engraved, or a plate embossed in low relief, for inlaying a vase or other object.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *krus-to- (that which has been hardened), from *kreus- (to form a crust, begin to freeze), related to Old Norse hroðr (scurf), Old English hruse (earth), Old High German hrosa (crust, ice), Latvian kruvesis (frozen mud), Ancient Greek κρύος (krúos, frost, icy cold), κρύσταλλος (krústallos, crystal, ice), Avestan [script?] (xruzdra-, hard), Sanskrit क्रुड् (kruḍ, thicken, make hard)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crusta f (genitive crustae); first declension

  1. The hard surface of a body; rind, shell, crust, bark, scab.
  2. Plaster, mosaic or stucco work on a wall.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative crusta crustae
genitive crustae crustārum
dative crustae crustīs
accusative crustam crustās
ablative crustā crustīs
vocative crusta crustae

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