lorica

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, literally "a corselet of thongs", from lorum (thong).

Noun[edit]

lorica (plural loricae)

  1. (historical) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
  3. (zoology) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lōrīca f (genitive lōrīcae); first declension

  1. A coat of mail
  2. breastplate

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lōrīca lōrīcae
genitive lōrīcae lōrīcārum
dative lōrīcae lōrīcīs
accusative lōrīcam lōrīcās
ablative lōrīcā lōrīcīs
vocative lōrīca lōrīcae

Descendants[edit]