culina

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deformed from coquīna (kitchen), from coquō (to cook). According to another interpretation, resulting by cluster simplification of a pre-form *kokʷlīna, from suffixed *kokʷ-el-īna, from the same verbal root that gave coquō.

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Noun[edit]

culīna f (genitive culīnae); first declension

  1. kitchen
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 2
      Qui inter haec nutriuntur, non magis sapere possunt quam bene olere qui in culina habitant.
      Whoever is nurtured by this will not be so much tasteful as fragrant as someone living in a kitchen.
  2. (by extension) food

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative culīna culīnae
genitive culīnae culīnārum
dative culīnae culīnīs
accusative culīnam culīnās
ablative culīnā culīnīs
vocative culīna culīnae

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