lituus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

lituus (plural litui)

  1. A military trumpet.
    • 1786: Fig. 3. A Roman Lituus, or military trumpet, such as is mentioned by Horace in his first ode. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page vi.
  2. (geometry) A curve with polar equation r^2 \theta = a^2, where a is a constant.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lituus m (genitive lituī); second declension

  1. a military trumpet
  2. a curved staff

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lituus lituī
genitive lituī lituōrum
dative lituō lituīs
accusative lituum lituōs
ablative lituō lituīs
vocative litue lituī