strictura

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin. From strictus, perfect passive participle of stringō (tighten, compress).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strictūra f (genitive strictūrae); first declension

  1. A contraction, compression, stricture.
  2. Pressure, suffering, torment.
  3. A hardened mass of wrought iron, bar of iron, ore (under a forge).
    • 29-19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid, 8.420
      striduntque cauernis / stricturae Chalybum et fornacibus ignis anhelat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative strictūra strictūrae
genitive strictūrae strictūrārum
dative strictūrae strictūrīs
accusative strictūram strictūrās
ablative strictūrā strictūrīs
vocative strictūra strictūrae

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References[edit]

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