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From Ancient Greek αὐλαία (aulaía).


aulaeum n (genitive aulaei); second declension

  1. canopy, covering
  2. curtain (in a theatre)
  3. (in the plural) hangings, drapes, drapery


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aulaeum aulaea
genitive aulaeī aulaeōrum
dative aulaeō aulaeīs
accusative aulaeum aulaea
ablative aulaeō aulaeīs
vocative aulaeum aulaea



  • aulaeum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aulaeum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aulaeum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • aulaeum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • aulaeum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aulaeum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin