receptaculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

receptaculum (plural receptacula)

  1. (anatomy) A receptacle.
    the receptaculum of the chyle

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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

Etymology[edit]

From receptō (I receive back or again, recover), frequentative of recipiō (I receive; hold back, reserve), from re- (back, again) + capiō (I hold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

receptāculum n (genitive receptāculī); second declension

  1. A place to keep things in; reservoir, receptacle, repository, container.
  2. A place of refuge, lurking-place, shelter, retreat.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative receptāculum receptācula
genitive receptāculī receptāculōrum
dative receptāculō receptāculīs
accusative receptāculum receptācula
ablative receptāculō receptāculīs
vocative receptāculum receptācula

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References[edit]

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