poculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin poculum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poculum (plural pocula)

  1. a drinking-cup used in ancient Rome
    • 1989: They sat together over elaborate glass pocula blown in Cologne; the wine too was Rhenish. — Anthony Burgess, The Devil's Mode

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *pōtlo- (with the instrument suffix *-tlo-, that yields -culum), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₃- (drink). Compare bibo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pōculum n (genitive pōculī); second declension

  1. a drinking cup.
    Velisne poculum potionis Arabicae?
    Would you like a cup of coffee?

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pōculum pōcula
genitive pōculī pōculōrum
dative pōculō pōculīs
accusative pōculum pōcula
ablative pōculō pōculīs
vocative pōculum pōcula

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • poculum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers