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From Ancient Greek ἄφρακτος (áphraktos, undefended) (ναῦς (naûs, ship)), from ἀ- (a-) + φράκτης (phráktēs).


āphractus m (genitive āphractī); second declension

  1. (nautical) An open boat (vessel with no deck)


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative āphractus āphractī
genitive āphractī āphractōrum
dative āphractō āphractīs
accusative āphractum āphractōs
ablative āphractō āphractīs
vocative āphracte āphractī


  • aphractus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aphractus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aphractus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • aphractus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aphractus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin