bacillum

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of baculum (staff, walking stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bacillum n (genitive bacillī); second declension

  1. A small staff or wand.
  2. The shaft or handle of a tool or weapon.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bacillum bacilla
genitive bacillī bacillōrum
dative bacillō bacillīs
accusative bacillum bacilla
ablative bacillō bacillīs
vocative bacillum bacilla

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • bacillum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bacillum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bacillum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • bacillum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette