mortarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mortārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortarium (plural mortaria)

  1. (archaeology) A kind of mortar used by ancient Romans for grinding.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (soft, weak, tender). See Latin mollis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortārium n (genitive mortāriī); second declension

  1. mortar (used with a pestle)
  2. large basin in which mortar (substance) is made

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mortārium mortāria
genitive mortāriī mortāriōrum
dative mortāriō mortāriīs
accusative mortārium mortāria
ablative mortāriō mortāriīs
vocative mortārium mortāria

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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