abaculus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abaculus, diminutive of abacus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abaculus (plural abaculi)

  1. (archaic) A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements; abaciscus.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of abacus (a square board), from Ancient Greek ἄβαξ (ábax, board).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abaculus m (genitive abaculī); second declension

  1. abaculus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abaculus abaculī
genitive abaculī abaculōrum
dative abaculō abaculīs
accusative abaculum abaculōs
ablative abaculō abaculīs
vocative abacule abaculī

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References[edit]

  • abaculus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abaculus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • abaculus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • abaculus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin