rastrum

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English[edit]

a single staff rastrum
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Noun[edit]

rastrum (plural rastrums)

  1. A five-pointed writing implement used to draw parallel lines of a staff in sheet music.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rād(ō) (I scrape) +‎ -trum, from Proto-Indo-European *reh₁d- + *-trom.

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Noun[edit]

rāstrum n (genitive rāstrī); second declension

  1. (usually in plural) rake, hoe, mattock

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rāstrum rāstra
genitive rāstrī rāstrōrum
dative rāstrō rāstrīs
accusative rāstrum rāstra
ablative rāstrō rāstrīs
vocative rāstrum rāstra

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References[edit]

  • rastrum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • rastrum in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911