deverticulum

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From dēvertō (turn away, turn aside) +‎ -culum.

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Noun[edit]

dēverticulum n (genitive dēverticulī); second declension

  1. A byroad, bypath, side-way; tributary.
  2. (figuratively) A deviation, digression.
  3. A place for travellers to put up; an inn, lodging.
  4. (figuratively) A refuge, retreat, lurking-place.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēverticulum dēverticula
genitive dēverticulī dēverticulōrum
dative dēverticulō dēverticulīs
accusative dēverticulum dēverticula
ablative dēverticulō dēverticulīs
vocative dēverticulum dēverticula

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References[edit]

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